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  • Cyprus absent during its own report's adoption!

    For the very first time in the (brief) history of the UPR, the State under Review was not present in the room during the adoption "ad referendum" of the report of its own review.

    Cyprus contested the inclusion in the report of a statement by Turkey containing "non-UN terminology", according to a letter sent by the Ambassador of Cyprus to the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and therefore refused to be present in the room "when action will be taken".

  • Cyprus' Report adoption postponed to tomorrow

    The troika for Cyprus' review, made of Senegal, the Philippines and the Netherlands, announced tonight that the adoption of the Report of the Working Group will take place tomorrow.

    Check the website tomorrow to know when.

  • List of speakers on Cambodia cut due to time constraints

    The President of the Human Rights Council cut the list of speakers during Cambodia's review due to time constraints. Several States were not allowed to make their statements. These will be posted on the extranet. However, the recommendations will not be taken into account in the Report of the Working Group.

    The review went anyhow beyond the time limit and finished at 6.20 pm instead of 6pm.

  • Human Rights Council discusses integration of gender perspective, with focus on the UPR

    As an annually recurring part of its agenda, the Human Rights Council held on Monday 28 September a discussion on the integration of gender perspective in the Council's work, with a specific focus on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The panel of speakers consisted of representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and national human rights organisations.

  • HRC holds general debate on UPR

    On the 25th of September, the Human Rights Council (HRC) held a general debate on the UPR under item 6 of its 12th session where speakers stated their belief in the relevance of the UPR as well as their support.

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