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Human Rights Council – Universal Periodic Review

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Date: Thursday 11 February (afternoon)

Country under review: SAN MARINO

  1. Documents: national report (A/HRC/WG.6/7/SMR/1), compilation of UN information (A/HRC/WG.6/7/SMR/2), summary of stakeholders’ information (A/HRC/WG.6/7/SMR/3)
  2. Troika: The Netherlands, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Qatar

Concerned country - national report

  1. Represented by a 6-person delegation and headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mrs. Antonella Mularoni
  2. National report presented by H.E. Mrs. Antonella Mularoni

Highlights

  1. Principle of non-discrimination inscribed in the Constitution.
  2. Legal provisions to punish any form of discrimination against women.
  3. Full independence of the judiciary.
  4. Broad guarantees for the dignity and legal protection of persons with mental disorders.
  5. Committed to establish a comprehensive and non-discriminatory system of social benefits.
  6. On going process to adjust domestic legislation to international provisions.
  7. Delay in submitting reports to Treaties Bodies due to lack of human resources.

Interactive discussion

Number of States taking part in the discussion

  1. Member States: 13
  2. Observer States: 13

Positive achievements

  1. Prevention and punishment of violence against women.
  2. Promotion of gender equality.
  3. Safeguard the rights of the child and the elderly.
  4. First country in Europe to abolish the death penalty.
  5. Ratification of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.

Issues and questions raised 

  1. Citizenship requirements.
  2. Separate justice system for juveniles.
  3. Minimum age for military service of 16.
  4. Protection of the rights of persons in non-traditional family models.
  5. Labour exploitation of migrant workers.

Recommendations

  1. Take further steps to monitor and promote women’s rights and gender equality.
  2. Ensure that children are not discriminated on any ground.
  3. Abolish corporal punishment by law.
  4. Ensure full integration of people with disabilities.
  5. Loosen the citizenship requirements.
  6. Ratify the two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  7. Ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
  8. Ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.
  9. Set up an independent National Human Rights Institution.

Response of the concerned country

  1. Non-traditional family models - Legislation provides for both assistance and support to traditional and non-traditional families.
  2. Rights of women: Set up of an equal opportunity authority. Latest data show that cases of violence against women have not increased.
  3. Citizenship – Strict requirements reflect the need to preserve the national identity of a small state. With regard to children born to naturalised parents, unequal aspects of the legislation have been eliminated.

Adoption of the report by the UPR working group scheduled on
Monday 15 February, 17:30 – 18:00

More information

  1. UPR: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRmain.aspx
  2. Country under review (documents submitted): http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/PAGES/SMSession7.aspx

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