HRC adopts decision on the follow-up to the HRC Review on the UPR

On June 17, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted decision A/HRC/DEC/17/119 on the "Follow up to the Human Rights Council Resolution 16/21 with regard to the Universal Periodic Review".

The adoption on 25 March by the HRC of resolution A/HRC/RES/16/21 on the 2011 HRC Review had left several issues pending in relation to the second cycle of the UPR: the order of review, the timetable for each Working Group session, the list of speakers, the general guidelines for the three documents serving as the basis of the review and the revised terms of reference of the Funds.

Decision A/HRC/DEC/17/119 contains the new modalities on those issues. For a detailed summary, see our document.