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Universal Periodic Review

Media information for the 1st session, 7-18 April 2008 

Background press release

Human Rights Council to examine Human Rights Records of First Group of States under Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

The first session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was held in Geneva from 7 to 18 April during which 16 States have had their human rights records examined under this new mechanism. The first group of States to be reviewed under the UPR are: Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, the Philippines, Algeria, Poland, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Czech Republic and Argentina. The meeting took place in Room XVII at the Palais des Nations.

First session meeting highlights


Monday , 7 April
Review of Bahrain
Review of Ecuador
Tuesday, 8 April

Review of Tunisia

Review of Morocco

Wednesday, 9 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of Indonesia Review of Finland
Thursday, 10 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of United Kingdom Review of India
Friday, 11 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of Brazil Review of Philippines
Monday , 14 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of Algeria Review of Poland
Tuesday, 15 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of Netherland Review of South Africa
Wednesday, 16 April
Morning: Afternoon:
Review of Czech Republic Review of Argentina
Friday, 18 April   
Session concludes

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