Geneva to host discussions on Azerbaijani human rights situation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
The United Nations (UN) will discuss the human rights situation in Azerbaijan.
A Universal Periodic Review report on the human rights situation in the country will be discussed at the fourth session of the UN Council of Human Rights in Geneva on Feb. 2-4, the UN High Human Rights Commissioner's Baku Office told Trend on Jan. 29.
The report completely describes the human rights situation in Azerbaijan, Justice Ministry told Trend .
By presidential decree, a working group composing representatives and specialists from various organizations was formed to develop the report.
Azerbaijan has ratified the UN Convention on Human Rights and submitted a report to the organization, the ministry reported.
The fourth session of the UN Council of Human Rights will take place in Geneva from Feb. 2-13. Russia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Germany will submit reports on their human rights situations.
Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov will head the country's delegation.
Azerbaijan undertook several obligations while joining the council. One is connected with a mechanism to introduce the Universal Periodic Review.
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