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  • [UPR Trax] No33: UPR Info is now in Special Consultative status with ECOSOC

    From 19th to 21st September, the Human Rights Council (the Council) will adopt the Working Group Reports of States reviewed during UPR session 13, held last May. Those countries include Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Finland, India, Indonesia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. A two-hour General debate will follow.
     

  • [UPR Trax] No32: Recommending States need to follow up more closely with the recommendations they made at the 1st cycle

    On 29th June 2012, the Human Rights Council (HRC) held, during its 20th Session, a general debate on the UPR. During this debate over twenty States and five Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) took the floor to present brief assessments of the UPR mechanism and process to date, namely: modalities of the process, implementation of first cycle recommendations, reprisals against those who participate in the UPR, media highlights and follow-up.
  • [UPR Trax] No31: UPR second cycle starts with vigor

    The second cycle of the UPR kicked off with the 13th session of the UPR Working Group at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 21 May 2012 – 4 June 2012. The human rights records of the following 14 States were reviewed: Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Finland, India, Indonesia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. It was a promising 13th session with the participation of high level delegations headed notably by one Vice-President and ten Ministers. Three key elements were at stake at this session in the perspective of the second cycle: the list of speakers, the number of recommendations made and the assessment of the implementation of first cycle recommendations.

  • [UPR Trax] No30: Deadlines for stakeholders’ submission available for the entire second cycle

    From 14th to 16th March, the Human Rights Council (the Council) adopted the Working Group Reports of States reviewed during session 12, held last October. Those countries included, in order of adoption: Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Ireland, Togo, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela, Iceland, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Uganda, Timor-Leste, Republic of Moldova, and Haiti.
  • [UPR Trax] No29: UPR Info organises UPR pre-sessions between States and NGOs

    From 14th to 16th March, the Human Rights Council (the Council) will adopt the Working Group Reports of States reviewed during session 12, held last October. Those countries include, in order of adoption: Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Ireland, Togo, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela, Iceland, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Uganda, Timor-Leste, Republic of Moldova, and Haiti. In addition to those seventeen countries, the Council still has to adopt Libya’s report. Initially scheduled for March 2011 and postponed for September 2011 due to the troubling country situation, the adoption will take place during the session.

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