​19 October 2016: Seminar on role of recommending States at UPR

The final Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group session of the second UPR cycle is taking place 31 October - 9 November 2016. In light of this, UPR Info, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands and with the participation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, is organising its third seminar on the role of Recommending States at the UPR on Wednesday 19 October, room VIII, Palais des Nations.

This seminar will equip Permanent Missions human rights experts with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully engage in the 26th Session of the UPR Working Group. Both the practical aspect of UPR participation, such as registering on the list of speakers and submitting advance questions, the sharing of best practices, for example on drafting precise recommendations, will be covered.

The programme will be the following:

10:00-10:15:Opening
10:15-11:30: Practical participation in UPR Working Groups
11:30-11:45:Coffeebreak
11:45-12:30: Drafting specific UPR recommendations
12:30-12:50: Tools and resources
12:50-13:00: Concluding remarks and wrap-up

The human rights experts are kindly invited to confirm their attendance as soon as possible to seminars@upr-info.org.

With the support of the  Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands