The third cycle of the UPR began in May 2017, with the 27th Session of the UPR Working Group. By now, each UN Member State has undergone a minimum of two reviews in Geneva and, with various levels of success, States have worked to implement the human rights recommendations they received.
- This week, and next, the 28th Session ot the UPR Working Group is taking place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
For all those wishing to follow the events in Room XX UPR Info is live monitoring the reviews on Twitter using the hashtag #UPR28. The webcasts of the meetings are also made available shortly after each review.
- On behalf of all UPR Info staff, in both Geneva and Nairobi, and the Board, we would like to once again express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Roland Chauville for his remarkable work at UPR Info over the last decade.
UPR Info successfully organised the most recent series of Pre-sessions for the 28th session of the UPR on 10-13 October 2017. The international human rights conference gave national human rights defenders from: Argentina, Benin, Czechia, Ghana, Guatemala, Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine and Zambia the opportunity to present their concerns and recommendations ahead of their countries’ reviews in the UPR Working Group 6-17 November 2017. Held in the Palais des Nations, the Pre-sessions provided Permanent Missions with specific and action-oriented UPR recommendations drafted by civil society, which reflect the needs of the rights-holders.On Thursday 5 October 2017, UPR Info, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, the Permanent Mission of Haiti, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), delivered a seminar on the Role of Recommending States at the UPR. The seminar gathered together approximately 30 Representatives of Permanent Missions, as well as some NGOs, and featured a variety of presentations on the UPR from the perspective of Recommending States (RS).