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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) which is an intergovernmental body made up of 47 states, to review how far the members of the United Nations follow the Human Rights. (All About The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by SUHAKAM)
The UPR reviews all 192 United Nations (UN) Member States over a four-year cycle. The process consists of several steps. The review takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Improvement of human rights of the people.
- How far does the state fulfil the obligations and commitments of human rights, assessment of positive development and problems that are faced by the States in fulfilling the obligations.
- Enhance the State’s capacity and technical assistance, in consultation with, and with the consent of, the State concerned.
- Sharing the best practice of human rights among States and other stakeholders.
- Support for cooperation in promotion and protecting of human rights.
- Encourage full cooperation and engagement with the HRC, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other human rights bodies.
Recommendations are the final results of the UPR process, and are included in the final report. Although the recommendations are not binding, they act as a set of commitments by the State to improve the protection and promotion of human rights in their country. These recommendations will serve as benchmarks to the State, on what it must achieve until the next UPR cycle.
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UPR stands for Universal Periodic Review. It is a process to review how far all the countries that are members of the United Nations follow the demands made by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
This year, our country, Malaysia will be reviewed by UNHRC. I think Malaysia is a very peaceful and fair country where all minority races are not being discriminated by our government.
Must all the United Nations members agree to all of the UNHRC demands? I feel that not every country needs to be the same as other countries and follow the same universal rules because every country and its citizen is unique and has different needs and values.
For example, Malaysia is an Islamic country while Roman Catholicism is the official religion of Monaco and Argentina. So, they are all different and each country has different social values and ways of live.
So, is it fair if we want all the countries in this world to follow a set of universal rules and values agreed by other countries whose needs and values are different? I think that not only it is wrong, in fact, it is against the human rights to force a country to accept any value or rule which is not suitable for the local people of the country, against their social values, religions or can cause lots of problems to the country. And it is not right to force a country to agree on something that is actually against their Constitutions and rules of laws.
COMANGO And Human Rights
PPMM’s NGI Round Table Discussion On UPR Human Rights Council 2013
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There was no earthquake in Kuala Terenggganu.
It was a man made disaster and not a natural disaster!
The heritage buildings were very beautiful and so strong.
They were more than 100 years old but did not collapsed on their own.
We should have kept the buildings and paint them to make them more beautiful.
But a government demolished a row of strong historical buildings using bulldozers.
If I can go to the United Nations I’ll tell everybody to stop destroying historical heritage buildings.
We should make a law to protect historical buildings.
Please read Uncle Awang Goneng’s Blog: http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/2010/15/1/earth-trembling barbarism
People Protested Againts Demolishing The Historical Heritage Building.
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(CNN) — Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
The tug taken by pirates on December 16 has been released and is en route to a “safe location,” according to ICC Commercial Crime Services — the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The ICC said it will not release additional information until the boat and crew have reached their destination and are out of harm’s way.
It was unclear whether a ransom had been paid and it was not immediately known when the ship was released.
The waters off Somalia are rife with pirate activity, despite increased measures by military forces and shipping companies to ward off attacks.
Heavily armed pirates have struck the busy Indian Ocean shipping lanes and the Gulf of Aden, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
They have captured dozens of vessels and hundreds of hostages, making off with millions of dollars in ransom money.
Pirates attack people in the seas and oceans.
I think there are too much crime in the world now.
If I can go to the United Nations, I’ll tell all the people to stop the crimes and wars and ‘make the world a better place’ like what Michael Jackson sang in his song,’Heal The World’.
Crime and war are disaster.
Somalia Pirate Ship