Thursday, 31 May 2012 (Afternoon)For use of information media; not an official record
South AfricaRepresented by 20-member delegation headed by H.E Mr. Andries NEL, Deputy Minister of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa.
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Czech Republic, Maldives, Cameroon.
Key points from opening statement of State under review:
77 States participated in the discussion: 32 HRC members and 45 observers (Statements available on
South Africa 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 South Africa. These included, among others:
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on South Africa 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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