During the Working Group first session of the Human Rights Council review, States started lists of speakers of the ninth session of the Universal Periodic Review.
On Friday 29th, the Human Rights Council President appointed His Excellency Mr. Omar Hilale, Ambassador of Morocco, as facilitator for the UPR in the framework of the HRC review.
According to the Presidential paper dated of August 30th, facilitators are selected to "facilitate the discussion on specific issues and consolidate inputs for consideration of the WG".
The Human Rights Council (HRC) held from 25th to 29th of October the first session of the Open-ended Working Group on the review of its work and functioning.
UPR Info compiled all oral statements made on the UPR Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 under item 4.1 of the Human Rights Council review Working Group.
Proposals are clustered under UPR main issues and list the States, NHRIs and NGOs supporting them.
37 NGOs joined together to present seven key issues of the UPR which need to be addressed in the context of the Human Rights Council review:
1. National consultations with stakeholders: national consultations should be well prepared, be based on a clear timeframe and held well in advance of the preparation of the State report and fully include civil society