• 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).

  • 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.