Thursday, 31 May 2012 (Morning)For use of information media; not an official record
NetherlandsRepresented by 21-member delegation headed by H.E. Ms. Liesbeth SPIES, Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands.
To access national report, compilation of UN information, and summary of stakeholders’ information, visit
the Netherlands page on UPR website.
Benin, Russian Federation, Thailand.
Key points from opening statement of State under review:
(Statement from representative from Aruba)
(Statement from representative from Curaçao)
49 States participated in the discussion: 23 HRC members and 26 observers (Statements available on the
Netherlands page on UPR Extranet).
Positive achievements noted by delegations included, among others:
Main issues and questions raised by the Working Group:
In total, States participating in the discussion posed a series of
recommendations to the Netherlands. These included, among others:
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on the Netherlands is scheduled to take place on Monday, 4 June 2012.
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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