In line with our close monitoring of the HRC review, we are presenting a new compilation on the UPR. This excel sheet contains all proposals made on the UPR during the 1st session of the Open-ended Working Group on the HRC review (25-29 October) and during the informal consultations on November 11 and 15.
Proposals are clustered following the "Issues to be discussed" circulated by the UPR Facilitator during the informals.
The adoption of the report of the Working Group of Lebanon was delayed for over two hours on Friday 12th due to a debate over the inclusion of footnotes.
The review of Lebanon on the 10th witnessed several points of order by Israel when Lebanon and Syria mentioned the human rights violations resulting from the Israeli occupation of Lebanon and by Lebanon when Israel called the Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.
In the context of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States, the delegation is organising a "Town Hall meeting" for NGOs to discuss the human rights situation of the country. NGOs will have 1h30 to interact with the delegation and have their voice heard at this model UPR.
This "Town Hall meeting" is the first one of its kind organised by a delegation. It will take place on Friday 5 November, 3.30 to 5 pm, Room XVIII in Palais des Nations.