Equatorial Guinea is attending the 1267th Period of Sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, to present and defend the Initial Report on Civil and Political Rights.
In virtue of Article 40 of the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights, adhering States are subjected to examination, and through presented reports give an account to the committee on the degree of compliance with the international pact with respect to the implementation of various actions on an internal level.
The report, which Equatorial Guinea presented before the Human Rights Committee, based in Geneva, covers the actions implemented by the Government in the fight against impunity, the fight against corruption, the mechanisms adopted to abolish the death penalty, discrimination and gender violence, the prohibition of torture and other inhumane or degrading practices, the fight against people trafficking, the independence of the judiciary, and other matters related to civil and political rights.
The Third Vice Prime Minister, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, head of the delegation, in his presentation speech, reminded the committee that, since 3rd August 1979, the Government and the people of Equatorial Guinea had been occupied with the task of building and consolidating a State which guarantees rights and freedoms, for both the citizens and for groups of which they form a part.
Nsue Mokuy was accompanied by the Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, Salvador Ondo Ncumu: the Director General for Human rights, Manuel Mba Nchama; the Ambassador and Permanent Representative before the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Lazaro Ekua Avomo; and the Second Secretary from the Embassy, Nicanor Ondo Monsuy.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office