Macau’s human rights record will face the scrutiny of the United Nations Human Rights Committee next week in meetings that will be webcast live on the Internet, according to a statement by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights cited by The Macau Post Daily today.
The meetings will be held on March 18 and 19.
Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Macau is required to undergo regular examinations of its human rights record before the Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
This will be Macau’s first review before the committee, which is composed of 18 independent experts who will engage in a dialogue with a delegation from Macau “on questions relating to the promotion and protection of human rights in the region,” according to the statement.(macaunews)