• HRC holds general debate on UPR

    On the 25th of September, the Human Rights Council (HRC) held a general debate on the UPR under item 6 of its 12th session where speakers stated their belief in the relevance of the UPR as well as their support.


  • The Role of Parliaments at the UPR: a side event

    The Friedrich-Elbert Stiftung and the Inter-Parliamentary Union presented on September 17th a side event on "The Role of Parliaments at the UPR" with a panel consisting of MP Herta Däubler-Gmelin (Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, former Federal Minister of Justice, Germany), MP Mélégué Traoré (Deputy Chair of the Inter-Parliament Committee of the WAEMU, Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Burkina Faso), and Camilla Asano (CONECTAS, Brazil).

  • New proposal for registration on UPR speakers list

    The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (the Secretariat) circulated on 26 August a non-paper containing proposals to improve modalities on the registration to the list of speakers at the UPR Working Group and Human Rights Council (HRC) sessions under item 6.