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  • UPR Info releases analytical assessment of the Universal Periodic Review

    UPR Info, with the support of the Open Society Institute, released today an analytical assessment of the UPR process.

    In 2011 the HRC will review its work and functioning. As the UPR will be part of this important review, it appears necessary to make a preliminary critical assessment of the efficiency of this mechanism. UPR

    Info intends to contribute its expertise to the HRC review process by providing an analytical assessment of the UPR.

  • Forum for NGOs on how to improve the UPR

    UPR Info, with the support of the Open Society Institute, is organising in Geneva on the 7th of October a workshop for NGOs on how to strengthen the UPR mechanism in the framework of the Human Rights Council review. In order to include in our discussions that day views from national and local NGOs, we opened a forum on this website to receive ideas, suggestions and recommendations on how to make the UPR a more effective mechanism.

  • Adoption of Kiribati's report postponed to next week

    The President of the Human Rights Council informed this evening delegations that he was able to contact the government of Kiribati regarding the adoption of their report. He will in the coming days continue to talk to them to try to get responses to recommendations before the end of the HRC session on Friday 1 October.

  • Guinea-Bissau absent from the adoption of its own Report

    Guinea-Bissau failed to appear today before the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the adoption of its Report of the Working Group. The adoption was scheduled at 12pm under item 6 of the 15th session of the HRC and Guinea-Bissau was expected to present its final responses to recommendations. No reason was given officially by Guinea-Bissau to the HRC for its absence and the HRC meeting was thus suspended.


    It is the first time a State under Review is absent from the adoption of its own Report of the Working Group.

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