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 sixth session of the UPR takes place from the 30th of November until the 11th of December 2009. Norway considers the UPR mechanism to be of great importance and participates in the examinations of all states under review through presenting questions and comments in an intervention during the dialogue.
Norway's statements for the countries under review during the 6th session can be found through the following links:
Added: -Côte d’Ivoire
Added: -Democratic Republic of the Congo
Added: -Equatorial Guinea
Added: -Brunei Darussalam
Added: -Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Added: -Costa Rica
Added: -Dominican Republic