States and CSOs: New documents on OHCHR website

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is now publishing CSO's mid-term reports. This is a key development for CSOs as they can assess implementation of recommendations at mid-term. At UPR Info, we have been encouraging states and civil society to provide the international community with such reports since 2011, in particular in our former Follow-up Programme. We firmly believe that without such mid-term assessments, the UPR process remains largely an exercise focused on its Review in Geneva. Other stakeholders' UPR mid-term reports are now made public alongside State's mid-term reports on OHCHR's website.

On another note, OHCHR published the French version of its guidance notes on third cycle government national reports. The English version remains available.