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The Working Group on Situations (WGS) examines the particular situations referred to it by the Working Group on Communications (WGC) under the HRC Complaint Procedure as well as the situations which the WGS decided to keep pending at its previous session, and decides whether or not to refer them to the Commission on Human Rights. It also examines the particular situations kept under review by the Commission at its previous session.

The Working Group on Situations is composed of five members of the Commission on Human Rights, geographically representing the five regional groups, due attention being paid to rotation in membership. It meets on a yearly basis in closed session during one week at least one month prior to the Commission. The last session of the Working Group on Situations took place from 6 to 10 February 2006.

The composition of the Working Group of Situation in 2006 was as follows:

- H.E. Mr. Toufiq Ali (Bangladesh)
- H.E. Mr. Chitsaka Chipaziwa (Zimbabwe)
- H.E. Mr. Gyula Szelei Kiss (Hungary)
- H.E. Mr. Michael Steiner (Germany)
- Mr. Sergio Cerda (Argentina)

For further information contact the Secretariat of the HRC Complaint Procedure : CP@ohchr.org

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