Recommendations made during UPR 16th session (April/May 2013) are now available in our database.
A total of 2751 recommendations were made by 138 States to Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, and Uzbekistan. Among the 138 States, it was the first time for Comoros and for Eritrea to make recommendations.
2751 is the highest number of recommendations made during one session. The average number of recommendations received by each State under Review was 196. Particularly noteworthy, Cuba received 386 recommendations, the highest number of recommendations ever received by a country during a UPR. This was partly due to the fact that 132 States took the floor during their review (122 made recommendations).
From the "recommending States"’ perspective, each made an average of 2.52 recommendations to each State under Review.
The number of specific recommendations (category 5 in our database) is the lowest (30.1%) of the second cycle (respectively 30.9%, 33.36%, and 31.5% for session 13, 14, and 15) and the fourth lowest of all sessions, after session 1, 4 and 5 (respectively 25.8%, 29.2% and 27.8%).
The three main issues raised by delegations remained international instruments (21.1% of the recommendations mentioned this issue), women’s rights (18.2%), and the rights of the child (17.2%).