Equatorial Guinea ratified the International Covenant ofCivil and Political Rights in 1987, and it was expected to file its first report in 1998, but it never did. For this reason, on July 10 and 11, at its 126 session, the UN Human Right Committee conducted its first review of Equatorial Guinea, in the absence of a state report.
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The members of the Human Rights Committee raised concerns about violence and discrimination against women, restriction of freedom of participation in public life, lack of freedom of expression, limitations on free movement, extrajudicial executions, the increase in the number of persons deprived of their liberty and conditions of detention, among others. Similarly, the Committee highlighted issues related to corruption and the lack of independence of the judiciary.
Priority recommendations include:
1) Combatting corruption and management of natural resources
2) Ending the de facto application of the state of emergency,and
3) Prohibiting torture and other cruel, inhuman or degradingtreatment or punishment