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CHRI at HRC47: Oral statement in UPR Report Consideration of Nauru (Agenda Item 6)

Jul 09, 2021 Download File

9 July 2021, Geneva : CHRI delivered an oral statement in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report Consideration of Nauru. 

With a detailed analysis of the background and the relevant documents submitted and considered in the review process, the statement delivered by Ms. Aditi Patil called on Nauru to: 

(1) provide legal recognition to same-sex partnerships and alternative sexual orientations and gender identities and adopt a comprehensive law prohibiting all discrimination based on these grounds, while welcoming the decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations in 2016.   

(2) enact an access to information law to supplement the work of its Government Information Office and to facilitate transparency and independent reporting from the country. It also raised concerns on the prohibitively high visa fees for foreign journalists and restrictive immigration regulations. 

(3) guarantee and strengthen the protection to asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants pending their transfer, including access to quality health care and support.  

(4) expedite the process of ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) as well as the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in accordance with the Paris Principles.  

You can read the statement here and watch the video below: