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The Tandem Project is a UN NGO in Special Consultative Status with the
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Separation of Religion or Belief and State

The Second Cycle 13th Session of the Universal Periodic Review opened on 21 May to 4 June 2012. Click to open the News and link to Documents (it may take a few moments to download).  Documents open link to UPR by Session and scroll to Session 13.  14 country reports under review are listed. Reports include; National Report, UN Compilation of Human Rights Instruments, Summary of Stockholders’ Letters (click footnote #3 to read the letters). Report of the Working Group and Related webcast archives not available yet. 


Click UN Human Rights Council webcast of the Universal Periodic Review 13th Session. Universal Periodic Review webcasts were broadcast all day with inter-active questions for all countries (see below Canada UPR 2009 related webcast archives, review of the state concern) In the second cycle 2012 13th Session the UN webcast links only daily to questions of concern and not cumulative archives to immediately review all days of the current session.    


Attachments: CANADA – Universal Periodic Review & Freedom of Religion or Belief – 2009 Follow-up; Rights & Beliefs; University of Toronto Forum – Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief, Invitation – Focus Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief.


The Tandem Project a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1986 to build understanding, tolerance, and respect for diversity of religion or belief, and to prevent discrimination in matters relating to freedom of religion or belief. The Tandem Project has sponsored multiple conferences, curricula, reference material and programs on Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion – and the 1981 United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.

Documents Attached: CANADA - Universal Periodic Review & Freedom of Religion or Belief; Rights & Beliefs; University of Toronto Forum - Human Rights & Freedom of Religion or Belief