Monday, 11 May 2015 (Morning)
(Disclaimer: The following brief is not an official record, provides a brief factual summary of the UPR Working Group meeting with the State under review, and does not cover all points addressed)
United States of AmericaRepresented by 21-member delegation headed by Ambassador Keith Harper, United States Permanent Representative to the Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Ms. Mary McLeod, Acting Legal Adviser, Department of State.
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Botswana, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia.
Few points raised in the opening statement of State under review:(See full statement on
United States of America page on UPR Extranet **)
117 States participated in the dialogue: 43 HRC members and 74 observers (Statements available on
United States of America page on UPR Extranet).
Positive achievements noted by delegations included, among others:
Issues and questions raised by the Working Group included,
States participating in the dialogue posed a series of
recommendations to United States of America. These pertained to the following issues,
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on United States of America is scheduled to take place on Friday, 15 May 2015.
*The troikas are a group of three States selected through a drawing of lots who serve as rapporteurs and who are charged with preparing the report of the Working Group on the country review with the involvement of the State under review and assistance from the OHCHR.
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