Study on Emerging Good Practices from the Universal Periodic Review

We are pleased to invite you to “Emerging Good Practices from the Universal Periodic Review”, a side event for the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council, taking place on 28 September 2021, from 1:30 to 2:45.

Join us for an exciting dialogue among states, international organizations and civil society panellists to present the study by Miloon Kothari on the Emerging Good Practices from the Universal Periodic Review.

This event is co-organized by OHCHR, GANHRI, Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Geneva Platform for Human Rights

The event will be in English.

Since its inception in 2008, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council has contributed to strengthening national human rights protection systems and to reducing implementation gaps in terms of States’ compliance with international human rights norms and standards. The UPR is an important addition to the existing UN human rights system, including UN treaty bodies and UN Special Procedures, and is a peer review mechanism informed by concluding observations, recommendations of mandate holders as well as those from the UN system in-country, relevant regional mechanisms, national human rights institutions and civil society organizations.

In the context of the upcoming 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), this study -commissioned by OHCHR (UPR Branch) - highlights emerging Good Practices (GPs) from seven countries drawn from the first three cycles of the UPR. The seven countries covered by the study are: Denmark, Georgia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand and Peru.

The side-event will be virtual because of Covid-19 restrictions. Register here.

Nazhat Shameen Khan, President, UN Human Rights Council
Gianni Magazzeni, Chief, OHCHR UPR Branch
Miloon Kothari, Independent Expert on Human Rights and Social Policy
Jerald Joseph, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
Akiyo Afouda, Human Rights Programme, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Mona M’Bikay, Executive Director, UPR Info

Open Debate at the end of the panel.