Adoption of UPR reports scheduled for the September HRC

The 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) is almost upon us and the draft Programme of Work is now available in both English and French.

During this session of the HRC, 13-30 September 2016, the Working Group (WG) Reports from the 25th UPR session will be adopted from 21 - 23 September. There is a general debate on the UPR to follow the adoptions on 23 September.

The WG Reports of the following States will be adopted: Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Greece, Sudan, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Tanzania (United Republic of),  Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Ireland. These States are expected to publish, in writing, their responses to the recommendations received during their review.

NGOs are given the floor during the UPR WG adoptions. The online system to register requests for oral statements will open on Tuesday, 6 September 2016 at 2 p.m, more information regarding the procedures can be found here.