The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its twenty-seventh session from 1 to 12 May 2017. The review of Bahrain was held at the 1st meeting on 1 May 2017. The delegation of Bahrain was headed by Mr. Abdulla Bin Faisal ALDOSERI, Assistant Foreign Minister of Bahrain. At its 10th meeting held on 5 May 2017, the Working Group adopted the report on Bahrain.
2. On 13 February 2017, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Bahrain: Cuba, Ghana and Japan.
3. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to Council resolution 16/21, the following documents were issued for the review of Bahrain:
A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/27/BHR/1);
A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/27/BHR/2);
A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/27/BHR/3).