Live Webcast of UN Committee Against Torture Sessions on Germany, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Belarus and Greece

Five non-governmental organizations (Alkarama, Amnesty International, the Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT)) have collaborated to jointly webcast the 47th session of the Committee Against Torture (CAT), a United Nations treaty body. [OMCT press release]

The Committee, which is charged with monitoring State compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, will be reviewing Morocco, Germany, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Belarus, and Greece between November 1 and 14.

OMCT provides the following information and links to shadow reports:

Morocco: Alkarama alternative report (in French)

CAT public session live webcast on 1 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 2 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

Germany: Amnesty international briefing and Joint submission by German NGOs

CAT public session live webcast on 4 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 8 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

Sri Lanka: Amnesty international briefing andFreedom From Torture Alternative Report

CAT public session live webcast on 8 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 9 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

Madagascar: OMCT alternative report(in French) and OMCT Executive summary (in English)

CAT public session live webcast on 10 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 11 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

Belarus: Joint NGO report supported by HRHF (in English and in Russian)

CAT public session live webcast on 10 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 14 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

Greece: OMCT alternative report and Amnesty international briefing

CAT public session live webcast on 14 November, from 10 to 12 am and on 15 November from 3 to 6 pm Geneva time.

See the webcast here or embedded below:

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