2 May 2011 Denmark was examined by the UN Human Rights Council, the so called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), where Denmark received a total of 133 recommendations from the UN on a number of human right related issues.
In July 2011 the former Danish government published its response to the recommendations. Denmark accepted 84 recommendations and dismissed 49.
A number of recommendations made by the Danish Institute for Human Rights were unfortunately rejected by the previous government, but the new government has granted funds to DIHR to, amongst other things, initiate a national action plan on human rights and undertake a reform of discriminatory legislation in Denmark.
All member states of the UN are “examined” by the UN Human Rights Council. The purpose is to look into how well the countries respect the human rights and not least to pinpoint areas where a country can improve on the safekeeping of its citizens’ rights. Although the human rights issues differ between countries, all members will go through the review, and on 2 May 2011 it will be Denmark’s turn. The assessment is known as the Universal Periodic Review” (UPR).
On the theme page on the UPR you can read more about the procedure, see a time line of the review process which Denmark will go through and also gain direct access to more resources and knowledge.
See the reports
Head straight to the reports and links section and download the submitted reports to the UN Working Group. Click here.
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