Monday, 29 October 2012 (morning)
(Disclaimer: The following brief is intended for use of the information media and is not an official record. The note provides a brief factual summary of the UPR Working Group meeting with the State under review and does not cover all points addressed. An official summary of the meeting can be found in the Working Group report.)
SwitzerlandRepresented by 29-member delegation headed by Mr Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
To access national report, compilation of UN information, and summary of stakeholders’ information, visit
the Switzerland page on the UPR website.
Belgium, Cost Rica, Nigeria.
Few points raised in the opening statement of State under review:(See full statement on
the Switzerland page on the UPR extranet )
In total 80
States participated in the dialogue: 33 HRC members and 47 observers (Statements available on
the Switzerland page on the UPR extranet).
Positive achievements noted by delegations included, among others:
Issues and questions raised by the Working Group included,
States participating in the dialogue posed a series of
recommendations to Switzerland. These pertained to the following issues,
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on Switzerland is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 31 October 2012.
The troikas are a group of three States selected through a drawing of lots who serve as rapporteurs and who are charged with preparing the report of the Working Group on the country review with the involvement of the State under review and assistance from the OHCHR.
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