WILPF would like to underline the value of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process for the rights of all individuals around the world and our concern about the possibility that this process may be undermined.
Thus, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and all signatories to this statement:
- Remind Israel that the UPR process is a mutual cooperation for the benefit of its population and humankind and should not be interpreted as a hostile assessment of its performance.
- Call for all States to encourage the State of Israel to resume its full participation in the UPR process, the HRC and all its mechanisms.
- Call for the Human Rights Council to hold the UPR concerning Israel, irrespective of whether a delegation is present at the session.