HRC48 Side event – “Study on emerging good practices from the Universal Periodic Review”
28 September 2021 – 13:30 – 14:45 (CEST) / Online event on Zoom
In the context of the upcoming 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), this event co-hosted by GANHRI, UPR info, the Geneva Human Rights Platform and OHCHR will present the study commissioned by OHCHR (UPR Branch) which highlights emerging Good Practices 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 GPs covered in the study include, the development of national coordination mechanisms for implementation, reporting and follow up, action plans for human rights, development of recommendations tracking methodologies and tools, the benefits of preparing mid-term reports, the positive impact of technical cooperation and development assistance, and the integration of UPR recommendations in the context of the Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals.
The study concludes with recommendations based on lessons drawn from the GPs presented, with the expectation that these examples offer useful inspiration to countries across the globe that are seeking to create their own success stories facilitated by the UPR mechanism.
The event will be held online on Zoom.
Moderator: Mona M’Bikay, Executive Director, UPR Info
- Nazhat Shameen Khan, President, UN Human Rights Council
- Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the UPR Branch, OHCHR
- 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