The Israeli authorities must thoroughly engage with and implement the recommendations made during an examination of its human rights performance today, said Amnesty International.
This afternoon, Israel will undergo its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations Human Rights Council’s review process. It had previously refused to participate in a session scheduled for 29 January 2013 and threatened to boycott the October session.
“The fact that Israel’s human rights performance is finally going to be reviewed today is positive news. However, it is not enough for Israel to simply attend the session; it must engage with the process and accept and implement accepted recommendations to improve the situation of human rights on the ground,” said Peter Splinter, the organization’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva.