Canadian Statements

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) took place in Geneva from 21 October to 1 November 2013. The UPR is a cooperative State-driven mechanism, based on an interactive dialogue and with the full involvement of the countries concerned, where the State under review presents its human rights achievements, progress, and challenges. Member States and Observers intervene during the review and provide questions, comments, and recommendations for further improvements.

Canada is actively engaged in this collaborative mechanism and delivered the following interventions at the 17th session: