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Photo: Global Observatory on Human Rights- UPR Watch.Photo: Global Observatory on Human Rights- UPR Watch

Norway was actively participating in the 12th session of the UPR

Last updated: 25.09.2013 // The 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the last session of the first cycle, was held between the 3rd and the 14th of October 2011. Norway was actively participating in the session. The UPR is a mechanism under the Human Rights Council that reviews the human rights record of all 193 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 NGOs' 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 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the last session of the first cycle, is held between the 3rd and the 14th of October 2011. At its conclusion, all UN member states except for South Sudan will have been reviewed, and the next cycle is expected to focus on follow-up and implementation of the recommendations each state has recieved during the first cycle.

Norway considers the UPR mechanism to be of great importance and seeks to participate in the examinations of all states under review by sending the state under review written questions in advance, as well as by 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 during the 12th session will be uploaded consecutively.

 

Tajikistan

Questions

Statement

 

Tanzania

Questions

Statement

 

Swaziland

Questions

Statement

 

Thailand

Questions

Statement

 

Ireland

Questions

Statement

 

Togo

Statement

 

Syria

Questions

Statement

 

Venezuela

Questions

Statement

 

Iceland

Questions

Statement

 

Zimbabwe

Questions

Statement

 

Lithuania

Questions

Statement

 

Uganda

Questions

Statement

 

Timor Leste

Questions

Statement

 

Moldova

Questions

Statement

 

Haiti

Questions

Statement

 


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