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中国代表团在人权理事会第28次会议议题6国别人权审查一般性辩论中代表观点相近国家所作的共同发言(英文)
2015/03/23

  Joint Statement on the Universal Periodic Review

  Item 6 General Debate HRC28 – 20 March 2014

  By H.E. Ambassador FU Cong

  Mr. President,

  I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of a Like-Minded Group of 27 countries, which are listed as annex to the Statement.

  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process is one of the most important mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights, and the only process enshrined to engage on equal footing with all Member States. We reiterate our call for full respect of the General Assembly resolution 60/251 with a view to preserving that mechanism from any attempt to undermine its founding principles, and wish to draw the attention of the Council to the following points:

  First, it is essential that the UPR process remains universal, independent and impartial. As stated in the HRC Resolution 5/1, UPR should be a cooperative mechanism based on objective and reliable information and on interactive dialogue. It should be conducted in an objective, transparent, non-selective and constructive manner, free from confrontation and politicization, vis-à-vis country-specific resolutions and mandates. Recommendations given to states under review should be practical, constructive, forward looking and implementable, taking into account specific situations in countries concerned.

  Second, technical assistance and capacity building should be rendered in accordance with States’ needs and national priorities. Extensive consultation and prior consent of States concerned, on the provisions of the foresaid cooperation, would greatly contribute to a smooth and efficient process and more sustainable outcome. What hinders developing countries, small states and LDCs in particular, to fully participate in the review and to fulfill commitments and implement recommendations accepted upon review, is attributable to the lack of capacity and resources. In this regard, the UN Voluntary Fund for Implementation of the UPR should be strengthened, especially to help least developed and small island developing states.

  Third, States bear the primary responsibility on protecting and promoting human rights at national level. States should play the leading role in the UPR process and follow-up implementation. Assistance and cooperation at regional and international level should be subject to full respect of national sovereignty, without interfering with domestic affairs.

  Fourth, financial difficulty and budget cutting should not undermine the substantive work of the UPR. We noted with regret that deviations from established practices were witnessed in the 21st session of UPR Working Group. The full draft reports could not be provided within the 48 hour timeframe for countries reviewed, and the summaries of the interactive dialogue could only be finalized one week after the end of the UPR Working Group Session etc. While fully understanding the financial difficulties of OHCHR, we strongly urge OHCHR to keep the UPR as a priority in its budgetary arrangement.

  Thank you, Mr. President.

  ANNEX

  LIST OF COUNTRIES CO-SPONSERING THIS STATEMENT

  Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, China, Cuba, DPRK, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Venezuela, Viet Nam

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