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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Date:23/06/2020

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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. 

As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur

The first report was submitted by Rwanda in 2011, the second in 2015 and the second in October 2020.

“Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru” (Club de la Presse) talk show broadcast in synergy by ten radios across the country and 1TV Sunday 21st   June 2020, focused on “the analysis of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on Rwanda”

The invitees :

1.  TWIZEYIMANA Albert Baudouin/PAX PRESS

2.  GAKIRE Anastase/CSO

3.  NDENGEYINKA William/ in charge of UPR at MINIJUST

 Invitees focused on the UPR (Universal Periodic Review) Report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the 193 member states of the United Nations, in particular recommendations that the Countries should adhere to and implement.

In particular, Rwanda was given 229 recommendations but opted to implement 50.

The invitee from MINIJUST  explains that the fact that they make certain decisions does not mean that they are ignoring others, but that countries often require Rwanda to do things that have been done or are being implemented in such a way that they do not have to be repeated,

 He also said that in the agreement that Rwanda has signed the close relating to people’s disappearance is not included.

The Civil Society points out that the fact that Rwanda is also given the opportunity to submit its report is an important factor in addressing the state and making it easier see where there is a need of   for human rights improvement.

The invitees provided  examples  of things  that need improvement such as free political parties in convening meetings, free media and the need of an independent media advocacy body, more than 600 missing people, according to a report by the Human Rights Commission, human trafficking .....

The state representative in charge of UPR said the government is ready to enhance the smooth implementation of UPR recommendations.

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