- On Friday 11 December, the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review concluded its sixth session. This marked the end of the first half of the first cycle. After less than two years of work, the UPR has already reviewed 98 UN member States.
- The UPR Working Group is back. In two weeks, this new mechanism which only started over a year and a half ago, will have undertaken the human rights review of half of the United Nations member States! Before that, sixteen States will be reviewed in the following order: Eritrea, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Norway, Albania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal, Bhutan, Dominica, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia.
- From September 23 to 25, the Human Rights Council (HRC) held its item 6 on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) during its 12th session. During three days, it adopted the Working Group (WG) Reports of States reviewed during the 5th UPR session (4 to 15 May 2009): Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo, Malta, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Yemen, Vanuatu, Macedonia, Comoros and Slovakia.
On Monday, the Human Rights Council (HRC) will start its 12th session. Between 23 and 25 September, it will adopt the UPR Working Group reports from the 5th session (4-15 May 2009), namely of: Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo, Malta, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Yemen, Vanuatu, Macedonia, Comoros and Slovakia.
- Earlier this month, between 9 - 12 June, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted the 16 Reports of the States reviewed at the fourth session of the UPR Working Group, comprising of: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh