Turkmenistan prepares for second cycle of Universal Periodic Review on human rights
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
A delegation of Turkmen officials visited the Human Rights Council in Geneva in preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedure that Turkmenistan is scheduled to undergo in May 2013, the organization reported.
The study visit was organized within the EU/UNDP/OHCHR joint project "Strengthening the Turkmen National Capacity to Promote and Protect Human Rights."
At the Human Rights Council, members of the delegation observed the UPR of Pakistan, Japan and Sri Lanka, including the interactive dialogue on the human rights situation in those countries. The dialogue provides for deliberations of representatives of government delegations, questions and recommendations put by the Council members, as well as presentations of the final recommendations of the Council before the adoption of an outcome report.
The Turkmen delegation also held a number of informative meetings at the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The delegation of Turkmenistan was composed of the representatives of the National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the General Prosecutor's office and Supreme Court.