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  • Compilation of written proposals on the UPR

    UPR Info compiled all written proposals made by States, NHRIs and NGOs on the UPR in the framework of the HRC review and which were posted on the extranet.

    Prososals are clustered by main themes discussed on the UPR, inter alia: list of speakers, recommendations, item 6, follow-up and second cycle.

  • Human Rights Council review starts today

    The Human Rights Council started this morning the first session of the Open-ended Working Group to review its work and functioning. The UPR will be discussed tomorrow at 11 am until 6 pm. NGOs will be given the floor at the end of the day.

  • 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.

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