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  • Sweden responds to Egypt's reasons for rejecting their recommendation

    In its Report of the Working Group A/HRC/WG.6/7/L.16, Egypt rejected seven recommendations they considered "inaccurate and/or factually incorrect". One of those recommendations was made by Sweden on the issue of the state of emergency. During the adoption of the Report Friday 19 February, the Swedish delegation took the floor to precise that this recommendation was based on "several factual reports by Amnesty International and by the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt".

  • Iran's review: the price to pay to take the floor

    Iran's review is surpassing all limits ever witnessed regarding the enrolment on the speaker's list. States have planned to stay over night in the premises of the Palais des Nations to be the first to register on Friday 12 February at 8.45 am. The 60 slots are allocated on a "first come, first serve" basis. Delegates are expected to wait all night in their car and then start queueing early morning outside door 40.

  • Haiti's UPR postponed

    Haiti's delegation asked this morning during the Human Rights Council 13th Special Session on "Support to recovery process in Haiti: A Human Rights approach" to postpone the day of its review at the UPR.

    This proposal was backed by numerous States and accepted by the HRC. The resolution passed during this session decided to "postpone relevant deadlines related to its Universal Periodic Review within the Human Rights Council to a date no later than December 2011".

  • Summary of UPR Info side event held on 3 December 2009

    On Thursday 3 December UPR Info held its first side event, entitled "Analysis of UPR Recommendations: Informing the 2011 HRC Review" which was attended by over 50 Government officials, NGO delegates and individuals. The event was chaired by Roland Chauville from UPR Info. Speaking were Professor Edward McMahon (University of Vermont), Muriel Berset (Swiss Delegation) and Marianne Lilliebjerg (Amnesty International).

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