Recommending States put emphasis on recommendations not implemented

Greater emphasis was put during the 19th session of the UPR Working Group on first cycle recommendations that were not implemented during the first cycle. Numerous "Recommending States" used this second review to repeat those recommendations in order to ensure their implementation in the second cycle. They developed the good practice of using the specific wording, "as previously recommended", to highlight the recommendations that are being repeated and, therefore, bring accountability to the commitments taken by States under Review during their first UPR.

UPR Info welcomes this practice, already used by Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Maldives, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey and encourages other States to continue on this path. This practice ensures that each review builds up from the previous one and puts specific focus on the gaps in the implementation of the previous cycle recommendations.

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