Malaysia was reviewed in the first cycle of the UPR on 11 February 2009 at the 4th session of the UPR in Geneva, Switzerland. A report by the Working Group on the UPR on Malaysia was adopted by the Human Rights Council at the 11th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council on 12 June 2009. Malaysia’s responses to some recommendations raised made by Member States were also included in the outcome report.

At its first cycle of review, Malaysia accepted 62 of the 103 recommendations issued by the UPR Working Group on various human rights issues including, accession to international human rights treaties; review of existing laws and judicial systems; human rights of the vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples, women and children; foreign workers; trafficking in persons; as well as education, economic and healthcare rights.

Key Documents :

Adoption of the Outcome Report on Malaysia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Process, 12 June 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A/HRC/11/30
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  • A/HRC/11/30_Add
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  • Decision 11/116 Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review Malaysia
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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Malaysia, 4th Session, 11 & 13 February 2009
Decision 11_116 Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review Malaysia
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18th session of the Human Rights Council, September 2011
  • SUHAKAM’s Interim Report on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Follow-up
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  • SUHAKAM’s Oral Statement to the HRC 18
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