On Wednesday 19th October, UPR Info organised a Seminar on The Role of Recommending States at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and over 30 diplomats attended. The panel, chaired by Roland Chauville, UPR Info Executive Director, was composed of delegates from the Permanent Mission of Netherlands and Sierra Leone represented by Ms. Kirsten Hommes and H.E. Ambassador Ms. Yvette Stevens respectively, and Shahrzad Tadjbaksh from the UPR branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- On Friday 23 September 2016, the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concluded the adoptions of the 25th Universal Period Review (UPR) Working Group Reports with the Agenda Item 6 General Debate.
- UPR Info recently monitored the adoptions of the Final Working Group Reports for the 25th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). These adoptions, in which 14 States gave their final responses to any recommendations they had left pending since their review in May, took place 21 - 23 September 2016.