ICJ submission on the Universal Periodic Review of Lesotho

The ICJ has made a stakeholder submission for the second cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Lesotho’s compliance with international human rights.

In January/February 2015, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Lesotho. Ahead of the Working Group’s review, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has identified suggested recommendations concerning:

  • The competence, independence and impartiality of the judiciary;
  • The right to freedom from torture and other ill-treatment; and
  • Lesotho’s party status to and engagement with international human rights instruments and mechanisms.

The recommendations of the UPR Working Group will be considered, alongside Lesotho’s acceptance or otherwise of those recommendations, during the Human Rights Council’s 29th regular session in June 2015.

Lesotho-UPR21-ICJStakeholderSubmission-LegalSubmission-2014 (download the ICJ’s stakeholder submission, in PDF)

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