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Botswana & UPR

Botswana participates actively at the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) included. The UPR is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States once every four (4) years. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. It also aims to provide technical assistance to States and enhance their capacity to deal effectively with human rights challenges and to share best practices in the field of human rights among States and other stakeholders. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.

First Cycle of the UPR

Botswana first appeared before the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review at its 3rd Session held in Geneva from 1-15 December 2008. See reports for that review process.

Recommendations made to Botswana at the first UPR Cycle.

 

Second Cycle of the UPR

 Botswana appeared before the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review for her second review of the human rights situation at its 15th Session held in Geneva from 21 January to 1 February 2013. See reports for that review process.

 Recommendations made to Botswana at the second UPR Cycle.

Recommendations accepted by Botswana at her second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) that was held at the 15th Session of the UPR Working Group in Geneva,  in January 2013. The final report was adopted by the Human Rights Council at its 23rd Session in June 2013.

UPR Presetation Statement. Statement by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Hon. Dikgakgamatso N. Seretse, during the presentation of Botswana's report to the UPR Working Group, in Geneva, on 23 January 2013.

 UPR Adoption Statement. Statement by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Hon. Dikgakgamatso N. Seretse, during the adoption of Botswana's UPR outcome report to the UPR Working Group, in Geneva, on 25 January 2013.

 

Pre-UPR Sessions - Interview with Ambassador Palai