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EU human rights priorities in the Universal Periodic Review. Do member states reflect on them? Anna Połczyńska, Grażyna Baranowska Poznań Human Rights.

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1 EU human rights priorities in the Universal Periodic Review. Do member states reflect on them? Anna Połczyńska, Grażyna Baranowska Poznań Human Rights Center Institute of Legal Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

2 Content 1.EU Member States involvement in the UPR 2. The European Union in the UPR – light coordination 3. Realization of EU human rights priorities in the UPR 4. Double standards 5. Conclusion

3 EU Member States recommendations 32,3 %

4 Light coordination Checklists sent by EEAS to MS containing issues that should be raised Spreading information among MS about recommendations that they intend to take up * Refers only to non-EU countries

5 EU human rights priorities Selected prioritiesEU Action Plan on Human Rights and Demoracy EU human rights guidelines Human rights defenders Effective support of Human Rights Defenders Ensuring protection – EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders Rights of the child Promotion and protection of children’s rights EU Guidelines for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child; EU Guidelines on children and armed conflict Death penalty Abolition of death penaltyEU Guidelines on Death Penalty Torture Eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Guidelines on Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment LGBTI rights Enjoyment of human rights by LGBT persons Guidelines to promote and protect the enjoyment of all Human Rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons Freedom of religion and belief Freedom of religion or beliefEU Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief

6 Analyzed countries GERMANY DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO CHINA SPAINLIBYAIRAN FINLANDUNITED STATESISRAEL POLANDTHAILAND RUSSIAN FEDERATION

7 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders EUTotal China 124 248 DRC 1915 Finland 100 200 Germany 100 200 Iran 136 Israel 124 212 Libya 100 Poland 101 200 Russian Federation 1610 2815 Spain 100 Thailand 100 United States 100

8 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders Rights of the Child EUTotalEUTotal China 12424 248627 DRC 19152547 Finland 10001 200820 Germany 100310 200525 Iran 1361326 Israel 12444 212928 Libya 10008 Poland 10113 200418 Russian Federation 1610513 2815430 Spain 100719 Thailand 1001130 United States 100835

9 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders Rights of the Child Death penalty EUTotalEUTotalEUTotal China 1242455 24862711 DRC 1915254744 Finland 1000100 20082000 Germany 10031000 20052500 Iran 136132617 Israel 1244411 21292822 Libya 1000844 Poland 1011300 20041833 Russian Federation 161051322 281543022 Spain 10071911 Thailand 100113088 United States 10083518

10 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders Rights of the Child Death penaltyTorture EUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotal China 124245525 24862711 37 DRC 191525474435 Finland 100010000 2008200035 Germany 1003100013 2005250028 Iran 136132617 1931 Israel 1244411313 212928221122 Libya 1000844412 Poland 101130001 2004183314 Russian Federation 161051322510 281543022510 Spain 1007191124 Thailand 10011308844 United States 10083518 316

11 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders Rights of the Child Death penaltyTortureLGBTI EUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotal China 12424552500 24862711 3722 DRC 19152547443511 Finland 10001000033 200820003501 Germany 100310001313 200525002812 Iran 136132617 193123 Israel 124441131300 21292822112211 Libya 100084441200 Poland 10113000145 200418331458 Russian Federation 16105132251022 281543022510815 Spain 100719112411 Thailand 1001130884400 United States 10083518 31602

12 State under Review Cycle Number of recommendations Human Rights Defenders Rights of the Child Death penaltyTortureLGBTI Freedom of religion and belief EUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotalEUTotal China 1242455250046 24862711 3722920 DRC 1915254744351100 Finland 1000100003300 20082000350101 Germany 10031000131309 200525002812018 Iran 136132617 1931231019 Israel 1244411313003 21292822112211725 Libya 10008444120000 Poland 1011300014500 20041833145804 Russian Federation 1610513225102201 28154302251081506 Spain 10071911241103 Thailand 100113088440000 United States 10083518 3160206

13 Double standards EU share in recommendations toward China, DRC, Finland, Germany, Iran, Israel, Libya, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Thailand, US: Overall Toward EU member states Toward non EU member states Human Rights Defenders23,5 %0 %38,4 % Rights of the Child33,4 %26 %38 % Death Penalty72,2 %28,5 %100 % Tortures40,1 %27,6 %48, 1 % LGBTI rights52,5 %60,8 %47,2 % Freedom of Religion11,9 %0 %19,5 %

14 Double standards Average number of recommendations made by EU member states to members of regional groups

15 Conclusions The goal of the „light coordination” approach seems to be fulfilled EU human rights priorities are realized differently Some elements of politicization


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