Bahrain Accepts 2 Additional Universal
Periodic Review Recommendations
Information Affairs Authority, 18 September
2012, Geneva: Following the Government of Bahrain’s response to the UN Human
Rights Council on 12 September, 2012, the Government of Bahrain has today
(Tuesday) submitted an addendum to the Office of the High Commissioner in
connection with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. In this addendum, Bahrain
fully accepted two additional recommendations.
One recommendation relates to considering
ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. The second
concerns the activities of non-Government organizations.
With this addendum, the total number of UPR
recommendations that enjoy the Government’s full support is 145, in addition to
the 13 that enjoy its partial support. The total number of recommendations that
Bahrain received is 176.
The Government submitted its response on Wednesday,
12 September 2012.