Two stakeholders make new use of video statements at UPR adoptions

The South African Human Rights Commission and the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development are the two first stakeholders to make a video statement during the adoption of UPR Working Group reports at the 21st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have since this 21st session the possibility to deliver a video statement during the adoption of UPR Working Group reports at the HRC. This new way of participation was decided by the HRC in March 2012 in the follow-up to the 2011 HRC Review. The aim is to enhance the participation of CSOs from the field.