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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- Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka, Hungary and Colombia (Item 2 General Debate, 37th regular session)
- Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Cambodia and Libya (Item 10 General Debate, 37th regular session)