Monday, 21 October 2013 (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)
Saudi ArabiaRepresented by 22-member delegation headed by Mr. Bandar bin Mohammad AL AIBAN, President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia.
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Japan, Romania and Uganda.
Few points raised in the opening statement of State under review:(See full statement on the
Saudi Arabia page on the UPR Extranet)
104States participated in the dialogue: 37 HRC members and 67 observers (Statements available on
Saudi Arabia page on the 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 Saudi Arabia. These pertained to the following issues,
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on Saudi Arabia is scheduled to take place on
Friday, 25 October 2013.
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