Universal Periodic Review of Netherlands, Statement by Australia, 15 November 2022
Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 41st Session
Universal Periodic Review of The Netherlands
Statement by Australia
15 November 2022
Thank you, [President/Vice President]
Australia commends The Netherlands for its long-standing commitment to human rights, including through its Constitution, its domestic legislation and its foreign policy.
We commend The Netherlands for the establishment of a National Coordinator against Discrimination and Racism and the formulation of a national program to develop targeted actions.
Australia recommends that The Netherlands:
- Take concrete steps to eliminate differences in human rights protection and welfare levels between the European and Caribbean Netherlands.
- Ensure that the National Coordinator has all necessary institutional support to develop and implement the national program in a manner consistent with The Netherlands’ international obligations.
- Ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.