2009 National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15(a) of the annex to human rights council resolution 5/1 - Equatorial Guinea

2009 National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15(a) of the annex to human rights council resolution 5/1 - Equatorial Guinea

United Nations Human Rights Council | September 18, 2009
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An overview of the country prepared by the United Nations in preparation of the country's first Universal Periodic Review.

On the basis of General Assembly resolution 68/251, the Human Rights Council established a cooperative mechanism called the universal periodic review (UPR), the aim of which is to improve the human rights situation by evaluating each State’s level of compliance with its obligations and commitments on rights and freedoms, the progress made and the challenges faced by the States under review. To this end, the Human Rights Council drew up a programme to launch UPR, setting out terms of reference based on objective and reliable information on the aims set out above provided by the States under review, by other relevant and trustworthy sources and by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.  

The Government of Equatorial Guinea, taking due account of the timetable established by the Human Rights Council for the period 2008–2011, which provides that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea will take part in the universal periodic review at the sixth session of the Council in 2009, has accordingly drawn up this national report.  

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