A new study, commissioned by OHCHR (UPR Branch), has been published ahead of the upcoming 4th Cycle. It highlights emerging Good Practices (GPs) from seven countries drawn from the first three cycles of the UPR. The study illustrates that the lasting benefit of engagement of all national actors with the UPR is an increase in transparency regarding compliance by States with their human rights obligations and the increase of opportunities to learn and engage with the UN human rights system.
- UPR Info is hiring! The Policy and Advocacy Programme is looking for a Programme Officer to join our team in August 2021. Applicants must have Swiss/EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland. The process closes on Sunday, 27 June at 17h and candidates must apply using Jotform.
- UPR Info’s Database of UPR recommendations and voluntary pledges is a free and very useful tool for your advocacy and human rights monitoring work. If you are interested in how to use the database at its best, check out this short video walking you through the database, available in English and French.
- Representatives from civil society and National Human Rights Institutions are invited to apply to speak at the next Pre-sessions that will take place in October 2021.
The Pre-sessions are an opportunity for these stakeholders to provide Recommending States with first-hand information on the human rights situation in the countries that will be reviewed at the UPR Working Group in November 2021.