Report of Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review

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The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its twenty-third session from 2 to 13 November 2015. The review of Nepal was held at the 6th meeting on 4 November 2015. The delegation of Nepal was headed by the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa. At its 10th meeting, held on 6 November 2015, the Working Group adopted the report on Nepal. On 13 January 2015, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Nepal: Latvia, Morocco and Qatar. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to Council resolution 16/21, the following documents were issued for the review of Nepal: (a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/23//NPL/1); (b) A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/23//NPL/2); (c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/23//NPL/3). A list of questions prepared in advance by Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was transmitted to Nepal through the troika. These questions are available on the extranet of the Working Group.1 Additional questions raised during the dialogue by Montenegro, Paraguay, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Belgium and Hungary are summarized in section I.B below.