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Norway's statements during the 7th session of the UPR
Last updated: 01.02.2010 //
The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised 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 every four years. The state under review presents a report on the implementation on 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, the state under review receives questions and recommendations from other member states. Questions can also be sent in advance. The universal nature and the open dialogue of the UPR makes the mechanism important for improving the human rights situation in all countries.
The seventh session of the UPR takes place from the 8th to the 19th of February 2010. Norway considers the UPR mechanism to be of great importance and participates in the examinations of most of the 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 the countries under review can be found through the following links: