Extension of deadline for civil society reports at UPR 21 and 22

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) just extended the deadline for the submission of written reports by stakeholders (civil society organisations and national human rights institutions) at sessions 21 and 22 of the UPR.

The new deadlines are as follow:

- Session 21: 15 June 2014 (countries under review: Armenia, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey).

- Session 22: 15 September 2014 (countries under review: Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Honduras, Jamaica, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Panama, and United States of America).

Submissions have to be submitted to the OHCHR through their online system. Stakeholders have to first register on the OHCHR’s website (this registration can be done at any time, there is no need to wait for the deadline to register). When the submission is finalised, one has to login to the online system and upload the document. The new submission should then be listed in the system.