ICJ stakeholder submission for the second cycle Universal Periodic Review of Israel

Under the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the UPR will be undertaking a review of Israel during its 15th session in January 2013.

In a submission to the Working Group on the UPR, the ICJ has focused on the discrete issues of:

  • Israel’s obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law;
  • settlements and the wall of separation;
  • administrative and arbitrary detention of prisoners and their unlawful treatment; and
  • Israel’s party status to international human rights instruments and its cooperation with the UN treaty bodies and the Council’s Special Procedures.
Along with its submission, the ICJ has prepared an advocacy/briefing note which outlines the main issues raised by the ICJ and identifies the suggested recommendations for the review of Israel. The ICJ has also undertaken a comparison of its suggested recommendations in this cycle against the recommendations made during the first cycle review of Israel, allowing UPR Working Group members to trace accepted but as yet unimplemented recommendations.

Israel-ICJ-UPR15-AdvocacyNote (download advocacy/briefing note in PDF)

Israel ICJ-UPR15-non-legal submission 2012 (download stakeholder submission in PDF)

Israel-ICJ-UPR15-ComparisonOfRecommendations (download comparison table in PDF)

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