UN HRC: Report on the Third Universal Periodic Review – Monaco

At its 40th Session (25/02-22/03/2019), the Human Rights Council adopted on 14/03/2019 the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of Monaco (Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (A/HCR/40/13) and additional information transmitted by Monaco).

The Review of Monaco took place at the 31st Session (05-12/11/2018), on 12/11/2018, based on the following documents pursuant to HRC Resolutions 5/1 and 16/21:  

• National Report (A/HRC/WG.6/31/MCO/1);

• Compilation of UN information, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (A/HCR/WG.6/31/MCO/2) ;

• Summary of Stakeholders’ submissions on Monaco, OHCHR (A/HCR/WG.6/31/MCO/3).

The first and second cycle UPRs took place on 04/05/2009 and 28/10/2013.


In its Report of 17/08/2018, Monaco reported on the implementation of the recommendations of the Report of the Working Group on the 2nd UPR of 03/01/2014 (A/HCR/25/12):  

[Accepted by Monaco] 

89.1 to 9 concerning ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Monaco signed in 2009 [Sovereign Order No. 6.630 of 02/11/2017]

89.10 on adopting and implementing a law on the functioning and organization of the National Council in order to reflect the changes that were made to the Constitution of 2002 [Act No. 1.415 of 22/06/2015]

89.11 regarding the inclusion in domestic law of a definition of torture in compliance with the provisions of the Convention against Torture [covered in the application of the legislation by the courts]

89.12 concerning the abolition of the penalty of banishment [bill]

89.13 concerning the bill on the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities [Act No. 1.410 of 02/12/2014]

89.14 to 89.23 on the establishment of a national human rights institution [Sovereign Order No. 4.254 of 30/10/2013]

89.24 on the further strengthening of protection policies for children, women and persons with disabilities [measures taken]

89.25 on the continuation of efforts towards older persons [measures taken]

89.26 and 89.27 on the continuation of efforts, including awareness-raising, in the field of human rights [initiatives taken]

89.28 on human rights training for judges and police personnel [initial training and specific initiatives]

89.29 to 89.36 on strengthening the fight against all forms of discrimination, in particular racial discrimination, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, including by making specific criminal provisions introducing racist motivation as an aggravating circumstance [Act No. 1.299 of 15/07/2015 as amended, Act No. 1.435 of 08/11/2016, Sovereign Order No. 6.493 of 28/07/2017]

89.37 concerning the continuation of efforts to promote gender equality [Act No. 1.440 of 05/12/2016, Act N° 1.450 of 04/07/2017, Act No. 1.457 of 12/12/2017]

89.38 on the taking of measures to raise awareness of the rights set forth in the Act on specific forms of violence [initiatives taken]

89.39 on complaints of human rights violations by the police [Sovereign Order No. 765 of 13/11/2006]

89.40 concerning persons convicted in Monaco and serving their sentences in France [Order No. 3.039 of 19/08/1963, exchange of letters 2016]

89.41 concerning the implementation of measures to encourage the establishment of non-governmental human rights organizations [Act No. 1.355 of 23/12/2008]

89.42 concerning measures to guarantee the enjoyment of all economic, social and cultural rights [drafting a bill]

89.43 and 89.44 concerning the continuation of efforts for the equal guarantee of the right to free medical assistance and to education for all, particularly children, with special attention to those from disadvantaged environments [Sovereign Order No. 5.473 of 03/03/2016, Act No. 1.334 of 12/07/2007, Act No. 1.425 of 06/05/2016]

89.45 concerning the protection of foreign workers, including through the revision of relevant legislation on their working conditions [statistics]

89.46 concerning the adoption of pending legislation on harassment and the protection of non-Monegasque workers from any form of discrimination, particularly in terms of access to social and health services [Act No. 1.457 of 12/12/2017]

89.51 concerning cooperation with financial institutions and the recovery of funds of illicit origin [Act No. 1.462 of 28/06/2018, Sovereign Order No. 7.605 of 26/07/2018]


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