On November 1st, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released the "guidelines for relevant stakeholders' written submissions". These guidelines are an updated version of the ones released in July 2008 and describe the content, format and modalities for national human rights institutions and civil society organisations' submissions to the UPR.
There are two main changes from the 2008 version:
- the scope of the submissions: stakeholders are encouraged to provide information on the human rights situation in the State under review, including information on the follow-up to the preceding review and on developments since the last review.
- the length of the submissions: these should not extend 2815 words for individual submissions (instead of 5 pages) and 5630 words for joint submissions (instead of 10 pages).
Updated technical guidelines for relevant stakeholders' written submissions