Advocate for Human Rights at the UN
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited international travel, The Advocates for Human Rights has still been able to continue our UN advocacy in advance of the Human Rights Council's November meeting of the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group. The Advocates sent select Human Rights Council delegates updated information on pressing human rights issues in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Honduras, Liberia, Maldives, and the United States. We hosted delegates at a series of virtual side events that focused on the death penalty, gneder-based violence, human rights in the United States, LGBTI rights, and accountability in Liberia. These events and publications included targeted recommendations that The Advocates is lobbying state delegations to include in their reviews during the upcoming UPR session this November.

 

 

We invite you to learn more and take action. Hold governments accountable and give hope to our partners and their communities.

The Human Rights record of the United States is up for review during the upcoming UPR session. Help us hold the United States accountable to its human rights obligations:

Watch our recent training to learn more about the Universal Periodic Review Process.

Observe the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group. Live and archived sessions can be viewed on UN Web TV. Here are a few of the upcoming interactive dialogues:

  • Belarus will be under review. Major issues include the backlash against human rights and gender-based violence.
    Monday, November 2nd
    09:00 - 12:30 Geneva / 2:00 AM - 5:30 AM CST

     
  • Liberia will be under review. Major issues include accountability, gender-based violence, and LGBTI rights.
    Monday, November 2nd
    14:30 - 18:00 Geneva / 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM CST

     
  • Maldives will be under review. Major issues include the death penalty.
    Wednesday, November 4th
    14:30 - 18:00 Geneva / 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM CST

     
  • Honduras will be under review. Major issues include gender-based violence and LGBTI rights.
    Thursday, November 5th
    14:30 - 18:00 Geneva / 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM CST

     
  • Bulgaria will be under review. Major issues include the backlash against human rights and gender-based violence.
    Friday, November 6th
    09:00 - 12:30 Geneva / 2:00 AM - 5:30 AM CST
     
  • The United States will be under review. Major issues include the death penalty, immigration, police accountability, and trafficking.
    Monday, November 9th
    14:30 - 18:00 Geneva / 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM CST
     
  • Croatia will be under review. Major issues include the backlash against human rights and gender-based violence.
    Tuesday, November 10th
    09:00 - 12:30 Geneva / 2:00 AM - 5:30 AM CST

The full schedule can be found here. Archives are usually posted the same day and can be viewed on demand on UN Web TV.

As you watch, bring more attention to the proceedings and tweet your reactions using the hashtag #UPR36 and tag us @The_Advocates.

Stay informed by following our social media platforms:

Watch for our Facebook live debriefs after each UPR.

Thank delegations that give strong recommendations in support of human rights. Follow @The_Advocates on Twitter November 2-10, and if you see a recommendation you support, click "reply." If we've mentioned the delegation in our tweet, they'll also see your reply.