Review of Liechtenstein
Friday, 05 December 2008 06:58


On the morning of 5 December, the Working Group on the universal periodic review examined the situation regarding human rights in Liechtenstein. The delegation was led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, H.E. Ms. Rita Kieber-Beck. Questions and recommendations focused on the following:


  • Gender equality: many States referred to gender-based discrimination. Liechtenstein noted measures that were being taken to raise awareness of this issue, and underlined the Government’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities for women
  • Discrimination/Racism/Xenophobia: a number of States voiced concerns about xenophobic tendencies and discrimination on the basis of race, religion and nationality. The delegation set out efforts that were being made to counter such tendencies
  • Establishment of a national human rights institution (NHRI): several delegations urged Liechtenstein to establish an NHRI. Liechtenstein confirmed that there was no intention to do so, given the existence of relevant national mechanisms
  • Ratification of international treaties: several States urged Liechtenstein to ratify a number of international treaties, including the Optional Protocol to the Covenant on the Rights of the Child (OPCRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ICRPD).

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