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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

Morning:
Review of Bahrain
Afternoon:
Review of Ecuador

Tuesday, 8 April

Morning:
Review of Tunisia
Afternoon:
Review of Morocco

Wednesday, 9 April

Morning:
Review of Indonesia
Afternoon:
Review of Finland

Thursday, 10 April

Morning:
Review of United Kingdom
Afternoon:
Review of India

Friday, 11 April

Morning:
Review of Brazil
Afternoon:
Review of Philippines

Monday , 14 April

Morning:
Review of Algeria
Afternoon:
Review of Poland

Tuesday, 15 April

Morning:
Review of Netherland
Afternoon:
Review of South Africa

Wednesday, 16 April

Morning:
Review of Czech Republic
Afternoon:
Review of Argentina

Friday, 18 April

Afternoon:
Session concludes

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