Free Webinar: Civil Society Submissions to the UPR

Do you want to have an impact on the UPR of your country?

Join UPR Info’s free webinar on how to submit a “Stakeholders Report” to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

To Register for the
English Webinar, click here
French Webinar, click here
Spanish Webinar, click here

Civil society is encouraged to submit their own assessment of the human rights record of the States under Review to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) around 6–8 months before the review itself. The OHCHR will compile all of the civil society reports received into a single summary report. If your organization submits a well-documented and structured report, your key priorities will most likely be included in OHCHR summary report.

The next deadline for the countries that will be reviewed in 38th session is on 15th October 2020.

This webinar will equip human rights advocates - civil society organizations (CSOs), human rights defenders (HRDs)- and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to write a report as part of the review process.

Why is it important to submit a Report? 

  • To influence the outcome of the review by providing information and recommendations that other States can refer to when identifying the key human rights situation in the State under Review
  • To counterbalance the national report and demonstrate a full picture of the human rights situation
  • To provide a basis for advocacy to States in advance of the interactive dialogue.

Who can attend the webinar?

All human rights advocates are welcome to attend. We particularly encourage participation of those based in States under Review of the 38th UPR session: Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Paraguay, Belgium, Denmark, Palau, Somalia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Singapore.

The webinar will take place in English, French and Spanish according to the following schedule:

English: Tuesday, 4th August 2020 at 9:00 am CET
French: Thursday, 6th August 2020 at 11:00 am CET
Spanish: Wednesday, 19th August 2020 at 16:00 pm CET

For further information, contact us at stakeholders@upr-info.org