• 17th UPR Session – Country Review of Israel

    Country Review of Israel

    Israel Government Statements (Opening, Closing, Country Report) [upload pdf]

    Media statement  www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/Highlights29October2013pm.aspx

     

    First Cycle: Date of consideration: Thurs 4 December 2008 – 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

    Second Cycle: Date of consideration: Tues 29 January 2013, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm; Postponed to Tues 29 October 2013 2:30pm – 6:00pm

    Draft Working Group Report: First Cycle [upload pdf], Second Cycle [upload pdf]

     
    Recommendations on Freedom of Religion or Belief by other States:

     

    State

    Recommendation

    Reference in Report

    United States of America

    Evaluate regulations and laws, including those which grant the Orthodox Rabbinate the right to determine policies affecting non-Orthodox Jews and non-Jews, to ensure that they do not discriminate against persons, especially women, based on their religious beliefs or lack thereof

     

    136.18

    Jordan

    Ensure the full enjoyment of all persons under Israel’s jurisdiction, including the Arab minority in Israel proper

     

    136.24

    Morocco

    Implement the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to Israel to issue non-selective rules for the protection and  preservation of  religious sites and to designate holy sites on a non-discriminatory basis

     

    136.48

    Finland

    136.49   Amend the basic laws and other legislation in order to include the prohibition of discrimination and the principle of equality, in accordance with the recommendations of  United Nations human rights treaty bodies

     

    136.49

    Tunisia

    Abrogate all discriminatory laws and practices against some groups of populations under its jurisdiction, in particular in the areas of access to justice, employment, education, health, right to property, freedom of expression and opinion, and freedom of religion and belief

    136.50

    Italy

    Intensify efforts to prevent and tackle any act aimed at reducing or impeding the full enjoyment of the freedom of religion for any individual

     

    136.63

    France

    Ensure freedom of religion or belief, including access to places of worship

     

    136.64

    Pakistan

    Protect access to all sacred places of worship belonging to Muslims, Christians and others

     

    136.67

    Egypt

    End all violations of Muslim and Christian holy sites

     

    136.68

    Cyprus

    Safeguard equitable protection to all places of worship, including all Muslim and Christian sacred places

     

    136.69

    Jordan

    Ensure access to religious sites, particularly in the Holy City of Jerusalem

     

    136.70

    Italy

    136.71   Ensure full and unrestricted access to holy sites for all members of the clergy and worship without discrimination

     

    136.71

    Jordan

    Refrain from preventing or hindering the restoration of Islamic holy shrines by the Waqf

     

    136.72

    Qatar

    End the policy of Judaizing Jerusalem and end all the violations against the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa mosque and other places of worship

     

    136.73

    Mexico

    Take measures to ensure compliance of the principle of same salary for same work, putting special attention that distinctions due to religion, ethnic or gender do not prevent the respect of this principle

     

    136.77

    Norway

    Intensify efforts to advance the rights of the Arab minority population in Israel

     

    136.90

    Morocco

    Ensure that the Palestinians enjoy the religious and cultural rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and allow them unhindered access to  places of worship  in conformity with the Fourth Geneva Convention

     

    136.137

    Saudi Arabia

    Guarantee the enjoyment of all Palestinians with their culture, social, and religious rights as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and allowing them to reach places of worship as per the fourth Geneva Convention

     

    136.138

     

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