The Butterfly Effect: Spreading Good Practices of UPR Implementation

Today, Thursday 10 November 2016, 4:00 pm, Room XX, Palais des Nations, UPR Info will host, together with Switzerland, Morocco, Costa Rica  and the United Kingdom, the event, Ensuring sustainable implementation at the Universal Periodic Review.

This event will launch UPR Info's newest study, The Butterfly Effect – Spreading Good Practices of UPR Implementation, which provides a robust assessment of the UPR’s ability to deliver on its promise; to strengthen human rights at the domestic level. Based on interviews with Government officials, civil society organisations and United Nations (UN) agencies, the publication takes stock of achievements, and shortfalls, of the mechanism to date. It shares good practices of implementation of recommendations from across the globe as well as detailing how Governments and civil society have structured their cooperation to sustain human rights progress.

The Launch will be opened by Mr CHOI Kyonglim, President of the Human Rights Council and Ms Kate Gilmore Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Following an introduction to the publication by the author, Hans Fridlund, there will be a panel discussion assessing the work of the UPR to date, exploring how to engage sustainably with recommendations, and what possible synergies there are between the UPR and other UN mechanisms. Closing remarks will be offered by H.E. Ambassador Zellweger and a reception will follow.

The Butterfly Effect publication will be circulated at the event and made available online shortly afterwards.