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A/HRC/21/15 (UPR, 2012) General Assembly, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Netherlands

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Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

UN body


UN UPR | United Nations Universal Periodic Review

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Hate speech

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People of African descent & Black Europeans

Key findings

98.38. Take effective legal and practical measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children, particularly women and children belonging to ethnic and religious minorities, including Muslims who still face multiple forms of discrimination with respect to education, health, employment and social and political participation (Iran (Islamic Republic of));

98.40. Devise more specific measures to eliminate discrimination against women, ethnic minorities, migrants, Muslim and people of African origin (Thailand);

98.48. Take more serious measures to prevent and suppress manifestation of racism, xenophobia and intolerance against minority groups in the country, in particular the Muslims (Malaysia);

98.65. Intensify its efforts to eliminate discrimination against migrant, black, Muslim and other minority women, who still face multiple forms of discrimination (Bangladesh);

98.87. Step up its efforts to comprehensively address this trend (the trend that political and public figures including media made discriminatory and discriminatory speech against Muslims), not only from the freedom of expression perspective but also from socio-cultural point of view (Indonesia);

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