Press Release Regarding The Universal Periodic Review Of Turkey At The Un Human Rights Council , 26.01.2015
No: 31, 26
rights record will be reviewed in the framework of the Universal Periodic
Review (UPR) Mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 January
2015. During the review, Turkey will be represented by a delegation headed by
Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Bülent Arınç, The delegation will include the
representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Family and Social
Policies, the Ministry of the Interior and General Directorate for Foundations
as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mechanism, one of the most important forums of the United Nations, was launched
in 2008 by the Human Rights Council. It involves the review of the human rights
records of all UN Member States by other Member States with the participation
of nongovernmental organizations and held once every four and a half years. The
first review on Turkey was conducted on 10 May 2010.
which will be conducted tomorrow in Geneva will be based on the national report
on the developments in the field of human rights in Turkey since the first
cycle in 2010. This report was prepared under the coordination of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs with the contributions of the relevant governmental
institutions and by consulting the nongovernmental organizations. The report
was submitted to the Human Rights Council on 24 October 2014.
importance to the UPR Mechanism and the work of the UN Human Rights Council,
Turkey makes significant contributions to this UN platform both with its
constructive engagement during the UPR as well as its comprehensive cooperation
with other works of the Council.