The UN Human Rights Committee is concerned about the “very severe measures” taken to partially confine Macau, questioning the Government about its “disproportionality”. André Cheong admitted that some basic rights of the population are limited, but stressed that the “right to life” is the “most fundamental” right. Exclusion of candidates from elections also raised “serious concerns”
The UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern about the possibility that the “very severe measures” of confinement imposed in Macau, after the recent outbreak of covid-19, violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (IPDCP).
In a two-hour session, held by videoconference last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee questioned a Macau delegation, led by the Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong, about the implementation of the ICCPR for the third consecutive day. in the territory.
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