United Nations

CCPR/C/134/1

International Covenant on Civil and Political R ights

Distr.: General

28 February 2022

Original: English

English, French and Spanish only

Human Rights Committee

134th session

28 February–25 March 2022

Agenda item 1

Adoption of the agenda

Annotated provisional agenda *

Provisional agenda

1.Adoption of the agenda.

2.Organizational and other matters, including the adoption of the report of the working group on individual communications.

3.Meeting with representatives of United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations.

4.Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant.

5.Follow-up to concluding observations on State party reports.

6.Follow-up to Views under the Optional Protocol to the Covenant.

7.Consideration of communications under the first Optional Protocol to the Covenant.

8.Adoption of the annual report to the General Assembly.

Annotations

1.Adoption of the agenda

Under rule 8 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the first item on the provisional agenda for any session shall be the adoption of the agenda, except for the election of officers when required under rule 16. Under this item, the Committee will adopt the agenda for the session.

In accordance with rule 6 of the rules of procedure, the present provisional agenda has been prepared by the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee. In accordance with rule 9, the Committee may revise the agenda during a session and may, as appropriate, add, defer or delete items.

2.Organizational and other matters, including the adoption of the report of the working group on individual communications

The 134th session of the Committee will be held from 28 February to 25 March 2022. The first meeting will be convened on Monday, 28 February, at 10 a.m.

Pursuant to rule 35 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the meetings of the Committee will be held in public, unless the Committee decides otherwise or it is apparent from the relevant provisions of the Covenant or the Optional Protocol that the meetings should be held in private.

Under the present item, the Committee will consider miscellaneous issues relevant to the Committee’s business.

3.Meeting with representatives of United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations

At each session, the Committee hears representatives of United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations. Accordingly, the following meetings have been scheduled: on 28 February, with United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, from 11 to 11.30 a.m.; and with national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations, from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

4.Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant

The reports of Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cambodia, Iraq, Israel, Qatar and the Russian Federation will be considered during the 134th session of the Committee. A tentative schedule for the consideration of the reports, prepared in consultation with the Committee, is given below.

Schedule for consideration of reports under article 40 of the Covenant

State

Report

Date

Qatar

Initial report (CCPR/C/QAT/1)

Monday, 28 February, afternoonTuesday, 1 March, morning

Israel

Fifth periodic report (CCPR/C/ISR/5)

Wednesday, 2 March, afternoonThursday, 3 March, morning

Russian Federation

Eighth periodic report (CCPR/C/RUS/8)

Thursday, 3 March, afternoonFriday, 4 March, morning

Iraq

Sixth periodic report(CCPR/C/IRQ/6)

Monday, 7 March, morning Monday, 7 March, afternoonTuesday, 8 March, morning

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Fourth periodic report (CCPR/C/BOL/4)

Tuesday, 8 March, afternoonWednesday, 9 March, afternoonThursday, 10 March, afternoon

Cambodia

Third periodic report (CCPR/C/KHM/3)

Wednesday, 9 March, morningThursday, 10 March, morningFriday, 11 March, morning

In accordance with rule 68 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, representatives of States parties may be present at the meetings of the Committee when their reports are examined. Accordingly, the Secretary-General has informed the States parties concerned of the dates on which their respective reports are scheduled for consideration by the Committee at its 134th session.

Country report task forces will examine and adopt lists of issues for Brazil, Egypt and Turkmenistan.

5.Follow-up to concluding observations on State party reports

The Special Rapporteur for follow-up on concluding observations will provide a progress report on her activities.

6.Follow-up to Views under the Optional Protocol to the Covenant

The Special Rapporteur for follow-up on Views will provide a progress report on his activities.

7.Consideration of communications under the first Optional Protocol to the Covenant

Mindful of the provisions under rule 107 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the working group on individual communications will meet prior to the 134th session, from 21 to 25 February 2022.

In accordance with the provisions of chapter XVIII of its rules of procedure, the Committee will consider communications that have been or appear to have been submitted to it under the Optional Protocol.

A total of 1,498 communications were pending before the Committee as at 14 February 2022.

In accordance with article 5 (3) of the Optional Protocol and rule 110 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the present agenda item will be considered in closed meetings.

8.Adoption of the annual report to the General Assembly