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Photo: Lars Jakobsen / DSS.Photo: Lars Jakobsen / DSS

Norway's statements during the 10th session of the UPR

Last updated: 06.05.2011 // The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights, the rights of LGBT persons and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised by Norway in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism under the Human Rights Council that reviews the human rights record of all 192 UN member states. All states are being examined once every four years.

The state under review presents a report on the implementation of its human rights commitments in preparation for the review. In addition, a report with NGO and other stakeholders’ views as well as a document with information compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights provide the basis for the examination. During the UPR session, each state under review receives questions and recommendations from other member states. The universal nature and the open dialogue of the UPR makes the mechanism an important tool for improving the human rights situation in all countries.

The tenth session of the UPR took place from the 24th of January to the 4th of February 2011. Norway considers the UPR mechanism to be of great importance and participates in the examinations of states under review by sending the state under review written questions in advance, as well as raising questions and comments in an intervention during the dialogue.

Norway's questions sent in advance and interventions for each of the countries under review can be found through the following links:

Australia:
Questions Statement

Estonia:
Questions Statement

Georgia:
Questions Statement

Mozambique:
Questions Statement

Mayanmar:
Questions Statement

Namibia:
Questions Statement

Nepal:
Questions Statement

Niger:
Statement

Austria:
Questions Statement

Rwanda:
Questions Statement

Paraquay:
Questions Statement

 Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe:
Statement

Saint Kitts:
Statement




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