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Published on August 14, 2012

The 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was held at the Human Rights Council from May 21-June 4 2012. This was the first UPR session of the second cycle whereby countries will be reviewed by their peers on their entire human rights record for the second time.

Published on June 28, 2012

Agenda Item 6 UPR General Debate

Joint statement of SRI & COC Netherlands

Statement delivered by Meghan Doherty, ACPD (Canada)

 

Thank you Madam President

We welcome the Council’s attention to women’s human rights in the UPR process, and trust that this attention will continue throughout the second cycle.

However, we urge States to be more specific in their recommendations about the laws and policies that serve to systematically discriminate against women, marginalize women and place our lives, health and wellbeing at risk.

Published on June 27, 2012

SRI statement on the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice’s first report to the Human Rights Council

Delivered by Dalia Abd El–Hameed, EIPR (Egypt)

 

Thank you Madam President

We would like to use this opportunity to welcome the report of the working group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice.

Published on June 26, 2012

Joint statement of the SRI and the International Lesbian and Gay Association during the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Delivered by Karolina Więckiecz, Federation for Women and Family Planning (Poland)

 

Madam President,