2006 Elections to the Human Rights Council: Background information on candidate countries
In order to assist Member States in assessing the contribution and commitment of candidates to the promotion and protection of human rights, this document contains brief summaries of Amnesty International's recent research findings into the human rights situation in candidate countries. The document also outlines key features of candidate countries' cooperation with the treaty monitoring bodies and the Special Procedures.
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- Guatemala: The killing of another community leader underscores the urgent need for a policy for the protection of human rights defenders
- Bahrain: Further Information: Human Rights Defender's appealed sentence upheld: Nabeel Rajab
- Chile: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women