The guidelines, which offer essential support to stakeholders, explain that civil society organisations (CSOs), national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and regional mechanisms are encouraged to submit their written contributions to the OHCHR at least six months before the relevant UPR Working Group.
The upcoming deadlines for stakeholder submissions are as follows:
Stakeholders are now also encouraged to submit their completed country-specific matrix, alongside their written submissions.
The OHCHR has released a country-specific matrix for each of the 14 States that will be under review on the 28th Session this November: Argentina, Benin, Czechia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Zambia. All "other stakeholders" (including CSOs and NHRIs) are encouraged to download their country matrix now available on our website, and should complete the final column in the table. The matrix provides a list of received recommendations, clustered by theme, and then allows space for "Assessment/comments on level of implementation".