FIRST UPR 2009

New Zealand underwent its first UPR in May 2009. The process resulted in 64 recommendations to improve the human rights situation on the ground here, of which all but 8 were accepted by the Government. Although the Government undertook to consult with civil society on the implementation of these recommendations, only one meeting was held (in 2011). One aim for the second cycle will be to embed a more robust process for planning and reporting on implementation of accepted recommendations.

For a detailed list of accepted and not accepted recommendations, see UPR Progress Chart put together by the HRF and the Equal Justice Project.

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