Zimbabwe

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (A/HRC/19/14)

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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 (UPR), 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 Zimbabwe was held at the 12th meeting, on 10 October 2011. The delegation of Zimbabwe was headed by Hon. Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs. At its 16th meeting, held on 12 October 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Zimbabwe.

  2. On 20 June 2011, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Zimbabwe: China, Spain and Senegal.

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

(a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/ZWE/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/ZWE/2);

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

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