The upcoming deadline for Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions to the following states for the 41st UPR Working Group Session is quickly approaching.
The States to be reviewed are: Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Finland, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia, and United Kingdom.
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Poland, South Africa, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom.
Also are the deadlines for the UPR submission and contact email for further support at ILGA World.
We encourage you to submit stakeholder reports for the upcoming review of your country’s human rights record by 31 March 2022 (3:00 p.m. Central European Time).
Why should you engage with the UPR?
By participating in the UPR process, local activists and organisations can direct much-needed attention to SOGIESC matters on an international forum and have an impact on the recommendations your State receives.
Since its first cycle, the UPR has proven to be one of the key human rights mechanisms in addressing issues connected to the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual trans and intersex persons from all the regions. Furthermore, it is a mechanism that allows meaningful civil society participation in its different stages.
As we start the 4th Cycle of the UPR you might want to check what recommendations your country received in previous cycles. You can do that in OHCHR’s country pages or at the UPR-Info database. If you are looking for SOGIESC-specific recommendations, check our ILGA World’s UPR reports!
How to engage?
For information on SOGIESC-related UPR submissions, ILGA World provides a SOGIESC UPR Advocacy Toolkit available in six languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese).
If you are interested in participating in this the 41st Session of the UPR Working Group, we would like to remind you of the following essential information:
- There are new technical guidelines for stakeholders’ written submission for Cycle III of the UPR.
- The OHCHR has released a country-specific matrix, available on individual country pages. The matrix provides a list of received recommendations, clustered by theme, and allows space for assessment/comments on the level of implementation. Civil society is encouraged to complete the final column of the table and submit it in addition to the written submission.
- You can find more information on how organizations engage with the UPR process at our SOGIESC Advocacy Toolkit. If you would like direct support from ILGA World, you may send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive inputs, comments, or suggestions on them. We would be incredibly happy to support you through this process.
- If you want to share your report, we would also appreciate you sending a copy of it to email@example.com to help us with monitoring and follow-up advocacy.
- Stakeholder submissions should be submitted through the online UPR submissions registration system (https://uprdoc.ohchr.org), not later than 31 March 2022 (3:00 p.m. Geneva time).If you encounter technical problems using the online system, you can contact the UPR Submissions Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. To prevent any technical issues, please make sure to create your user account on the UPR submissions registration system at least one week before the deadline. If you encounter technical problems using the online system, you can contact the UPR Submissions Helpdesk at email@example.com. To prevent any technical issues, please make sure to create your user account on the UPR submissions registration system at least one week before the deadline.