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Angola to present report on civil, political rights


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Geneva - Angola will present Thursday its report on the implementation of the provisions of the International Agreement on Civil and Political Rights, during the 107th Session of the Human Rights Council started Monday in Geneva, Switzerland.

To this purpose, the Angolan minister of Justice and Human Rights, Rui Mangueira is expected soon in the venue.

Reports from Paraguay, Peru, Hong Kong, Macau and China will also be presented at the event.

The participants will also analyse the situation in Belize, in absence of a report.

At the opening of the session, the committee will elect, for the next two-year term, the new Office, made up of president, three vice-presidents and a reporter.

On the other hand, the members who were elected last September at the 32nd Assembly of States Parties to the Convention, will make a solemn declaration.

The Committee will also discuss relevant issues for the Commission's work and approve both agenda and session's programme.

Angola updated the said report in 2012, so now the country will present a reformulated document in most global context.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, approved by consensus in 1966, is a direct emanation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.