Cuba Presented Its Report of the National Human Rights Council

Cuba Presented Its Report of the National Human Rights Council

Cuba presented on Monday its National Report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), as part of the XXX session of the mechanism of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN).

The document, available on the official website of Cubaminrex, highlights that the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States continued to be in effect during the period under review, which constitutes the main obstacle to the development of Cuba and it is a flagrant violation of the human rights of Cuba.

It was also recorded that the nation adhered to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, which complements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

In other topics, as part of the process of updating the Cuban model of economic and social development, a significant number of legal norms have been revised, updated and modified, while others are under evaluation.

Since the previous analysis, according to the report, the areas of participation have continued to be promoted so that the people can exercise all their individual liberties and political rights, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the laws.

In addition, the systematic link between the deputies and their constituents has been deepened and the management of the bodies that make up the People's Power has been improved, the document added.

On telecommunications, Cuba will discuss the extension of the public Internet access service with more than 630 collective browsing rooms and more than 400 public Wi-Fi areas, which represents public Internet access in 100% of the municipalities of the country.

The 157 points developed in this report will be the center of the debates this May 16th.

Cuba, founding member of the Human Rights Council, participated in the two previous cycles of the UPR, in February of 2009 and on May of 2013