OHCHR Releases New UPR Submission Guidelines

Posted on August, 4 2016 by Action Canada

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released new guidelines for stakeholder reports in the third cycle.

While much of the requirements remain the same as previous cycles, there is an increased emphasis on implementation of existing recommendations.  The OHCHR has prepared matrices of existing recommendations for countries up for review and are encouraging stakeholders to fill out the matrix with information on implementation in addition to the report.  The matrix can be submitted as an annex to the report and is not included in the word count for the report.  Matrices are available on the documentation page for each country on the OHCHR UPR website.

Please note that you can still include information in the report on human rights violations that have not yet been subject to a recommendation.

Click here to download the new guidelines

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