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UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2013

Once every four years, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) reviews the human rights record of all 192 UN member states. One of the central goals of the UPR process is to document where improvements in protecting human rights are needed, and where countries have failed to live up to international commitments.

 

In preparation for Canada’s second review, scheduled to occur in May 2013, Egale submitted its own report to the HRC outlining the state of LGBT rights in Canada.

 

Read the report here: UPR Submission

 

Additionally, Egale worked closely with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) to ensure that LGBT rights were included in their submission.

 

Read our comments on the CHRC submission here:  Egale Canada – Comments on CHRC’s UPR Submission