In the dozen years since the Universal Periodic Review became operational, it has gained a reputation as a helpful tool in promoting State adherence to human rights norms and practices. The heart of the mechanism, of course, are the recommendations that are produced by member States and then either accepted or noted by States under Review (SuRs).
- The call for applications has been extended for Bulgaria; Croatia; Maldives; Marshall Islands.
The deadline for applications is Monday 15 June 2020. For more information on how to apply, please visit https://www.upr-info.org/en/upr-process/pre-sessions
The COVID-19 pandemic impacts the human rights landscape and exacerbate existing human rights violations, making support for civil society particularly important during this unstable time. For this reason, UPR Info organized a series of Virtual Roundtables for civil society organizations and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to provide a platform for the exchange of information on the impact of the Covid19 crisis on human rights.