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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:

  1. Take concrete steps to eliminate differences in human rights protection and welfare levels between the European and Caribbean Netherlands.
  2. 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.
  3. Ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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