During the session, UPR Info will hold a side event called “Analysis of UPR Recommendations: Informing the 2011 HRC Review” where Professor Edward McMahon from the University of Vermont will present his analysis of the 5,000 recommendations ever made at the UPR. The event will be this Thursday 3 December, 12.30-14.30, Room 24, Palais des Nations.
At UPR Info, we have strived to develop tools to make the UPR easier to access. We now have Facebook and Twitter accounts to provide you with more news about the process, the reviews and our activities.
Our documents “Responses to Recommendations” are now available in Spanish for Spanish speaking countries (Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay). The equivalent in French will follow shortly.
We have updated and improved our “Issues Analysis”. They now only look into advance questions and recommendations and contain a “cover sheet” summarizing the chart and explaining the several sub issues as well as listing the top regional groups and States that made and received written questions and recommendations on the issue. We have also created a tool bar on the top right of the website to access issues easier and faster.
Finally, as announced last June, UPR Info is now engaged in the follow-up. We have started collecting information from NGOs about state of implementation of UPR recommendations in States reviewed in 2008 and are welcoming any information in this regard.