Aruba delegation attends UN Human Rights session in Geneva

Aruba, as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, attended a UN Human Rights session in Geneva in May.

Each member state of the United Nations undergoes an evaluation every four years, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a general and political instrument that the United Nations uses to supervise the implementation and progress realized by all member states on the subject of Human Rights.

The Aruba delegation, included in the delegation of The Kingdom of the Netherlands, headed by Minister Plasterk of Internal & Kingdom Relations, consisted of Minister Plenipotentiary based in The Hague Mr. Juan David Yrausquin and Mrs. Olivia Croes, from the legal division of the Department of Foreign Affairs Aruba.

This session was based on a report submitted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations at the beginning of 2017 as well as on the recommendations presented by the International Committee during previous sessions on the various Human Rights Treaties are applicable for Aruba.

During this session, 97 countries contributed with either compliments and/or recommendations for improvements with the implementation for the countries in the Dutch Kingdom. The protection and compliance of human rights is a continuous process which has its challenges and Aruba welcomes the recommendations provided by other member states in order to improve the implementation.

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