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Malaysia in the UPR Process
1st March 2018 @ 08:00 - 31st March 2018 @ 17:00
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.
SUHAKAM (The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) will be preparing report on behalf of the government to be presented at the UPR session in March 2018. A coalition of Malaysian NGOs (COMANGO) will be presenting an alternative report on the current human rights issues on the ground.
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