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

Samoa’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Tuesday 3 May 2016 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Samoa is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 2 to 13 May.  Samoa’s first review took place on 9 May 2011. Continue reading

Human Rights Council adopted the UPR outcomes of Tuvalu

Ese Apinelu, Attorney General of Tuvalu, speaking via video conferencing, said that a lot had happened in Tuvalu since its last Universal Periodic Review.  The country was engaging in a high-level dialogue on the new Government’s road map, which outlined key priority measures to be implemented.  Tuvalu called upon the international community to provide the necessary assistance so that it would continue to implement the approved recommendations.  Continue reading

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