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                                Zimbabwe's first and second UPR reviews took place in October 2011 and November 2016, respectively.
                            
                            
                                                
                            
                                                            GENEVA, Switzerland, January 22, 2022/APO Group/ --
                                                        
                            Zimbabwe's human rights record will be reviewed for the third time by the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group on Wednesday 26 January 2022 in a meeting that will be broadcast live on the internet.  



Zimbabwe is one of the states to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its next session from January 24 to February 3*, which marks the end of the third cycle of the UPR.  Zimbabwe's first and second UPR reviews took place in October 2011 and November 2016, respectively.  

The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report - information provided by the State under review;  2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights groups and experts, known as Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities;  3) information provided by other stakeholders, including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.  

The three reports that served as the basis for the Zimbabwe review on January 26 can be found here.  

Location: Room 20, Palais des Nations, Geneva[Note:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationofin-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedtofollowthewebcastprocedures[NB:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationofin-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedto[Nota:DebidoalasrestriccionesdeCOVID-19lareuniónsellevaráacabomedianteunacombinacióndeparticipaciónenpersonayremotaysealientaalosrepresentantesdelosmediosaseguirlosprocedimientosenlatransmisiónweb[NB:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationof in-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedtofollowtheproceedingsonwebcast

Time and date: 09:00 – 12:30, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)  

The UPR is a unique process that involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN member states.  Since its first meeting in April 2008, all 193 UN member states have been reviewed twice in the first and second cycles of the UPR.  During the third cycle of the UPR, States are again expected to explain the steps they have taken to implement the recommendations raised during their previous reviews that they have committed to follow up on, as well as highlight recent human rights developments in the country.  

The Zimbabwean delegation will be led by H.E.  Ziyambi Ziyambi, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. 

The three country representatives acting as rapporteurs (
Zimbabwe’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review

Zimbabwe‘s first and second UPR reviews took place in October 2011 and November 2016, respectively.

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 22, 2022/APO Group/ —

Zimbabwe‘s human rights record will be reviewed for the third time by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group on Wednesday 26 January 2022 in a meeting that will be broadcast live on the internet.

Zimbabwe is one of the states to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its next session from January 24 to February 3*, which marks the end of the third cycle of the UPR. Zimbabwe‘s first and second UPR reviews took place in October 2011 and November 2016, respectively.

The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights groups and experts, known as Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders, including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.

The three reports that served as the basis for the Zimbabwe review on January 26 can be found here.

Location: Room 20, Palais des Nations, Geneva[Note:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationofin-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedtofollowthewebcastprocedures[NB:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationofin-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedto[Nota:DebidoalasrestriccionesdeCOVID-19lareuniónsellevaráacabomedianteunacombinacióndeparticipaciónenpersonayremotaysealientaalosrepresentantesdelosmediosaseguirlosprocedimientosenlatransmisiónweb[NB:DuetoCOVID-19restrictionsthemeetingwillbeheldusingacombinationof in-personandremoteparticipationandmediarepresentativesareencouragedtofollowtheproceedingsonwebcast

Time and date: 09:00 – 12:30, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)

The UPR is a unique process that involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN member states. Since its first meeting in April 2008, all 193 UN member states have been reviewed twice in the first and second cycles of the UPR. During the third cycle of the UPR, States are again expected to explain the steps they have taken to implement the recommendations raised during their previous reviews that they have committed to follow up on, as well as highlight recent human rights developments in the country.

The Zimbabwean delegation will be led by H.E. Ziyambi Ziyambi, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

The three country representatives acting as rapporteurs (“troika”) for the Zimbabwe review are Namibia, Luxembourg and Armenia.

The webcast of the session will be at http://webtv.un.org

The list of speakers and all available statements to be delivered during the Zimbabwe review will be published on the UPR Extranet.

The UPR Working Group is scheduled to adopt the recommendations made to Zimbabwe at 3pm on January 28. The State under review may wish to express its position on the recommendations made to it during its review.

* The 40th session of the UPR was originally scheduled for November 2021, although it was postponed due to COVID-19 measures.

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