• For an effective third cycle, two elements of the UPR process must be prioritised

    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.

  • ​19 October 2016: Seminar on role of recommending States at UPR

    The final Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group session of the second UPR cycle is taking place 31 October - 9 November 2016. In light of this, UPR Info, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands and with the participation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, is organising its third seminar on the role of Recommending States at the UPR on Wednesday 19 October, room VIII, Palais des Nations.

  • Thailand: CSOs lobby with government to accept pending recommendations

    On 11 May 2016, Thailand accepted 181 of the 249 recommendations made by UN Member States as part of the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Following the review, CSOs engaged with the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to discuss the remaining 68 pending recommendations, to either be accepted or noted during the final UPR adoption on 23 September 2016.

    On 13 September 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) organised a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Thai CSOs Coalition for the UPR to discuss key issues concerning the coalition in regards to the remaining recommendations to be reviewed.