In Nepal’s submission for its Universal Periodic Review in January 2011, the government emphasized the fragility of transition from conflict and a dedication to ensuring a robust democracy characterized by a “rights-based approach” in “national policies, plans, and laws.”
Human Rights Watch submits the following information on five areas of concern regarding Australia’s human rights record: protection of asylum seekers and refugees, counterterrorism, indigenous rights, rights of people with disabilities, and same-sex marriage equality.
Human Rights Watch considera positiva la posibilidad de debatir sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Bolivia en ocasión de su segundo Examen Periódico Universal (EPU), durante el cual se abordaron una variedad de asuntos de interés como las restricciones al trabajo de defensores de derechos humanos, la impunidad de violaciones de derechos humanos, los per&ia
Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council
Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to discuss human rights in Bolivia during its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which addressed a range of concerns, including restrictions on the work of human rights defenders, impunity for human rights violations, excessive pretrial detention, and limitations to children’s and women’s rights.
Updated January 2015
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The government of Laos continues to severely restrict fundamental rights including freedom of speech, association, and assembly. Since 2010 the government has arbitrarily arrested and detained, and in at least two cases forcibly disappeared civil society activists and those deemed critical of the government.