Disappointing Cuba UPR Review Session at the UN Human Rights Council

On June 10, the UN Human Rights Council met to adopt the UPR report on Cuba. Human Rights First prepared a joint statement (see initial statement below) to be delivered in conjunction with other international NGOs calling attention to the precarious situation of human rights activists in Cuba. We were unable to deliver our statement as NGOs friendly to the Cuban government flooded the speakers’ list, and signed onto a joint Human Rights Watch statement (see video) at the last minute. Watch Video of Joint Statement in English | in Spanish Read initial joint statement that was not delivered


Published on June 11, 2009


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