In a statement delivered today by UPR-Info, the ICJ joined 72 NGOs to draw the Human Rights Council’s attention to attacks on the integrity of UPR Working Group reports.
In a general debate under Item 6 (Universal Periodic Review), the statement drew attention to recent amendments to the draft UPR Working Group report on the Russian Federation in which recommendations were removed by the State under review for reasons of their being irrelevant. The statement emphasised that both accepted and noted recommendations should be included in Working Group reports, irrespective of the country making them or of the issues raised.
The statement was delivered during the Human Rights Council’s 23rd regular session (27 May to 14 June 2013).
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