Skip to content

UPR37. Statement by Denmark. UPR of Rwanda. 25 January 2020.

Universal Periodic Review, 37rd session
Human Rights Council

UPR of Rwanda, 25th January 2020
Intervention by Denmark

[Check against delivery]

Denmark welcomes the delegation of Rwanda and thanks it for its presentation.

We commend the steps taken to implement the National Preventive Mechanism. However, we remain concerned over the allegations of arbitrary detentions, torture and ill-treatment in detention centres and military facilities and urge the Government to facilitate the resumption of the suspended SPT visit. 

Denmark recommends the Government to bring its prison and detention conditions in line with the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.

We note with concern the barriers to access legal and safe abortions.

Denmark recommends the Government to legalize the termination of pregnancies, at the very least in cases of risk to the life of the pregnant woman, rape, incest and severe impairment of the fetus.

We wish Rwanda a successful review.

Thank you.