The President of the Human Rights Council, H.E. Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen, asked the three States under Review this morning to provide answers on recommendations left pending. He stated that according to Resolution 5/1, the SuR must identify the accepted recommendations and take note of the others. On this basis, he requested Eritrea, Cyprus and the Dominican Republic to conform with the procedures and give responses.
We are launching the first database of UPR recommendations. This unique feature will allow to access and search all recommendations through eight different categories (State under review, Recommending state, regional group and organisation, response, UPR session, thematic issue and an exclusive category looking into the type of action contained in each recommendation) and fine-tune research by combining criteria (from the same filter or by different filters) and searching for key words.
A new trend has emerged at the UPR in the framework of responses to recommendations. More and more States under Review are considering some recommendations to be "either already implemented or in the process of implementation".