• Responses by Guatemala to recommendations - Corrigendum

    Guatemala was reviewed on 6 May 2008 during the second session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review. The delegation did not provide an addendum containing the responses to the recommendations nor any oral comments to recommendations during the adoption of the Report of the Working Group at the Human Rights Council session on 11 June 2008.

    We therefore considered that no response had been given.

  • UPR Working Group concludes fifth session

    On Friday 15th, the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review concluded its fifth session with the adoption of the Reports on Vanuatu, Macedonia, Comoros and Slovakia.

    The session, held from 1 to 15 May, also reviewed the following States: Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo, Malta, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Viet Nam, Uruguay and Yemen.

    This fifth session did not encounter the difficulties met during the previous one.

  • Debate over new format of the Report of the Working Group


    At the adoption of the Report of the Working Group of Afghanistan, the President of the Working Group, H.E Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, proposed a new format for the Reports. Due to the size of those reports too often exceeding the word limit (9,630), he suggested to suppress recommendations from section I of Reports and only mention them in section II, apart for recommendations that differ from one section to another.



  • List of speakers on Viet Nam cut off after 60 States due to time constraints

    The list of speakers on the review of Viet Nam today Friday 8 was cut off by the President of the Working Group due to time constraints, despite regrets expressed by Ireland, the first of the twelve States prevented from speaking.

    This is not the first time that the list of speakers is cut off due to time constraints. This was indeed the case during the review of Algeria, South Africa, Ghana, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates during the three first sessions as well as during the review of almost all States during Session 4.