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MEDIA ADVISORY

New Zealand’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – New Zealand’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 21 January 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live.

New Zealand is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 21 January to 1 February. New Zealand’s first and second UPR reviews took place in May 2009 and January 2014, respectively.

The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.

The three reports serving as the basis for the review of New Zealand on 21 January can be found here.

Location: Room 20, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Time and date: 09.00 – 12.30, Monday, 21 January (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)

Media Advisory Tuvalu’s Human Rights Record To Be Reviewed By Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (4 May 2018) – Tuvalu’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live.

Tuvalu is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 7 to 18 May. Tuvalu’s first and second UPR reviews took place in December 2008 and April 2013, respectively.

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Tuvalu’s human rights record under review

As the second Pacific Island State after Tonga, Tuvalu’s human rights record was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council under the second cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24th April 2013. The UPR provides a unique opportunity for Pacific Island States to discuss their human rights situation with the international community. Moreover, the preparation and follow-up processes constitute a valuable tool for every state to engage with national stakeholders and civil society representatives. Continue reading