HRC Bureau discusses UPR budgetary issues and the list of speakers

The Human Rights Council (HRC) Bureau met on April the 22nd to discuss organisational matters, including on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

The UPR, and the HRC as a whole, has been suffering from budgetary restrictions over the last months, threatening the 5th and 6th UPR Working Group. The documentation of the UPR is the most affected. Measures are being taken by the HRC President to solve this issue.

Concerning the list of speakers, the practice will remain unchanged. Despite various proposals, the President decided not to change the rules halfway of the full cycle.