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UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF NAVI PILLAY VISITS ALGERIA, 17-19 SEPTEMBER

UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF NAVI PILLAY VISITS ALGERIA, 17-19 SEPTEMBER
17 September 2012

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today begins a three-day mission to Algeria at the invitation of the Government.  It is the first visit to the country by a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

During the mission, the United Nations human rights chief is due to meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice, the President of the Council of Nation, the heads of Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Council of State, as well as the President of the National Consultative Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights. She will also hold discussions with civil society organisations.

At the end of her visit, on Wednesday 19 September at 1500 hours, the High Commissioner will hold a press conference at the Residence Djenane El Mithak.

Learn more about the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/AboutUs/Pages/HighCommissioner.aspx
Human rights in Algeria: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/MENARegion/Pages/DZIndex.aspx
For more information and media requests, please contact:
Algiers:
Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,
(+41 79 506 1088 /
rcolville@ohchr.org) or Dalila Bouras: (+213 661 51 33 26 / dalila.bouras@unic.org).

Geneva:
Ravina Shamdasani: +41 22 917 9310 / rshamdasani@ohchr.org

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HC12/065E