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Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (A/HRC/19/16)

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Human Rights Council
Nineteenth session
Agenda item 6
Universal Periodic Review

Introduction

  1. The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its twelfth session from 3 to 14 October 2011. The review of Uganda was held at the 14th meeting on 11 October 2011. The delegation of Uganda was headed by Oryem Henry Okello, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Cooperation. At its 18th meeting held on 14 October 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Uganda.

  2. On 20 June 2011, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Uganda: Nigeria, Maldives and Uruguay.

  3. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to resolution 5/1, the following documents were issued for the review of Uganda:

(a) A national report submitted and a written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/UGA/1);

(b) A compilation prepared by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/UGA/2);

(c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/UGA/3).

  1. A list of questions prepared in advance by the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was transmitted to Uganda through the troika. These questions are available on the extranet of the universal periodic review (UPR).