Arab Group at HRC reaffirms adherence to UPR mechanism

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(Geneva) – The Arab Group has renewed its adherence to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as the most effective mechanism for evaluating human rights conditions in all countries of the world.

This came during a speech delivered by Saeed Ahmed Al Jarwan, from the UAE Mission in Geneva, before the Human Right Council’s 38th session, on behalf of the Arab Group.

The UAE currently chairs the “Council of the Heads of Arab Missions” in Geneva, under the framework of the general discussion on two reports by the “Working Group on Human Rights, Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises.”

The UAE currently chairs the “Council of the Heads of Arab Missions” in Geneva, under item 6, pertaining to Universal Periodic Review.

The Arab Group stressed the importance of implementing and following up recommendations made during the UPR sessions and urged member states to endeavour in adopting such recommendations and integrating them in their respective national policies.