UPR 41 – Netherlands


Statement by Portugal

Gracias Presidente.

Portugal warmly welcomes the High level delegation of The Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Portugal commends the appointment of a National Coordinator against Discrimination and Racism as well as a National Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism.

In the spirit of constructive dialogue, Portugal recommends The Netherlands to:

  • conclude the ratification process of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
  • strengthen measures to combat segregation and discrimination in schools and address inequalities in educational attainment for children from ethnic minorities and migrants;
  • intensify efforts to eliminate stigma in mental health services, including for migrants, in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Portugal wishes The Netherlands a successful UPR review.

Thank you.

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