San Marino reviewed under the UPR
Friday, 12 February 2010 15:24


On the afternoon of 11 February 2010, the Working Group on the UPR examined the human rights situation in San Marino. San Marino was represented by a small-sized delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Antonella Mularoni. The majority of States complemented the achievements by San Marino with some recommendations and concerns, which focused on the following issues:

  • Constitutional status of ratified international instruments and ratifications of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, the optional protocols to the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Implementation of international instruments, establishment of an independent national human rights institution, and strengthening cooperation with the Council and treaty bodies.
  • Protection of vulnerable groups, including integration of female migrant workers and disabled people; protection of the rights of elderly persons.
  • Freedom of religious belief.
  • Establishment of a special entity to protect women's rights, discrimination against women, the need for a law against human trafficking, and training courses on domestic violence
  • Non-discrimination against persons because of their sexual orientation.
  • Protection of non-traditional families.
  • The rights of children: Abolishment of corporal punishment of children in all places; the rights of young offenders in detention and prisons; establishment of data registration of child abuse; and raising the minimum age for military service from 16 to 18.
  • Discrimination against non-nationals, including qualification of citizenship for long term migrant workers; discrimination based on nationality; availability of public benefits for foreigners; and abolishment of the law limiting foreign workers' ability to access the judiciary system.
  • Integration of human rights education into the school system.
San Marino used 35 minutes for its initial presentation and responded to comments after all the 26 States that took part in the review had spoken.
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