• Civil Society Response to Covid-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic impacts the human rights landscape and exacerbate existing human rights violations, making support for civil society particularly important during this unstable time. For this reason, UPR Info organized a series of Virtual Roundtables for civil society organizations and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to provide a platform for the exchange of information on the impact of the Covid19 crisis on human rights.

  • Virtual Roundtable: Giving a Voice to Civil Society amid Covid 19

    UPR info invites civil society organizations and National Human Rights Institutions in a Virtual Roundtable to exchange information on the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on human rights. This will be an opportunity to discuss about challenges that civil society is facing and the solutions that can be put in place to protect human rights.

     “The COVID-19 crisis cannot be solved with public health and emergency measures only; all other human rights must be addressed too » reports a statement published by UN human rights experts on 26th March 2020.

  • May 2020 Session of the UPR Working Group is postponed

    Given the current situation with the spread of COVID-19 and the emergency measures that have been taken by affected countries around the world, including the host country, Switzerland, the Bureau of the Human Rights Council decided that the 36th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), scheduled from 4 to 15 May 2020, will be postponed to 2 to 13 November 2020 - the dates currently scheduled for the 37th session of the UPR.