UN & Other Submissions

The Advocates for Human Rights is committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the rule of law. We hold special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and special observer status with the African Union.

The Advocates participates in the work of international human rights monitoring by providing written and oral submissions to the UN Human Rights Council and other UN and regional human rights mechanisms. Among these submissions are the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of states' human rights obligations. (For information on the UPR and the submission process, visit the United Nations' web page about Universal Periodic Reviews.)

Check out the reports we have submitted for Bahrain, Bahamas, Barbados, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Croatia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, LebanonLiberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Poland, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, and United States. To access a report, simply click on the report's name.

Bahrain
Human Rights Council- Death Penalty- Sept 2016
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Bahamas
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - June 2017

Barbados
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - June 2017

Bulgaria
Human Rights Council Domestic Violence Sept. 2014
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Human Rights Committee Women's Human Rights July 2011
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Human Rights Council Women's Human Rights  April 2010
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Burundi
Human Rights Council - Civil and Political Rights - July 2017

Cameroon
Convention on the Rights of the Child - List of Issues - Rights of LGBTI Children & Violence Against Girls - July 2016
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Convention on the Rights of the Child - Suggested List of Issues - Children in Conflict with the Law & Protection & Care of Children - July 2016
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CEDAW Violence Against Women  Jan. 2014
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CEDAW Political Participation of Women Jan. 2014
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CEDAW Women's Education in Cameroon  Jan. 2014
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African Commission Women's Rights  Aug. 2013
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African Commission Death Penalty and Detention Conditions Aug. 2013
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African Commission LGBTI Rights  Aug. 2013
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Human Rights Council Death Penalty  Sept. 2012
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Central African Republic
Human Rights Council Death Penalty  April 2013
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Croatia
Committee Against Torture (List of Issues Prior to Reporting)  – Violence Against Women – Oct. 2016
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Human Rights Committee (follow-up report) – Violence Against Women– Oct. 2016; Appendix

Human Rights Committee Domestic Violence Feb. 19, 2015
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Committee Against Torture Domestic Violence Oct. 2014
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CEDAW — Domestic Violence — Oct. 2014
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Human Rights Council Domestic Violence Sept. 2014
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) Violence Against Women July 2012
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El Salvador
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (List of Issues)- Violence Against Women - July 2016
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues Prior to Reporting) - Violence Against Women - April 2015
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Ethiopia
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - July 2016
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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Ethnic Discrimination Sept. 2014
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Committee on the Rights of the Child Ethnic Discrimination July 2014
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Human Rights Council Ethnic Discrimination Sept. 2013
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ICESCR Ethnic Diversity March 2012
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Human Rights Council Violations of Human Rights of Minorities July 2011
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Human Rights Council Human Rights Violations Against Minorities 2009
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Georgia

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (follow-up report) – Violence Against Women – August 2016

Ghana
Human Rights Council Rights of Non-Citizens April 2012
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African Commission Liberian Refugees 2009
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Guatemala
Human Rights Committee (List of Issues Prior to Reporting) Violence Against Women Aug. 2015
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Honduras
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (List of Issues) Violence Against Women Jan. 2016

Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) Violence Against Women July 2016

Convention Against Torture – Violence Against Women – July 2016
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Human Rights Council Violence Against Women Sept. 2014
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India
Human Rights Council – Rights of Religious Minorities – Sept. 2016
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Human Rights Council Human Rights Violations of Minorities Sept. 2011
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Iran
Committee on the Rights of the Child – Death Penalty – June 2015
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Human Rights Council Death Penalty  Oct./ April/Nov. 2014
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Human Rights Committee ICCPR Death Penalty  Sept. 2011
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Iraq
Human Rights Council Death Penalty Oct./April/ Nov. 2014
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Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Human Rights Council Death Penalty March 2015
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Jamaica
Human Rights Committee Death Penalty Jan. 2016
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Human Rights Committee ICCPR Death Penalty 2011
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Japan
Human Rights Committee – Prison Conditions and Death Penalty June 2014
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Human Rights Council Death Penalty April 2012
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Kenya
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Executions - Nov. 2015
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Lebanon
Human Rights Council Death Penalty March 2015
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Liberia
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Discrimination against Women – List of Issues – Jan. 2015
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Human Rights Council Pretrial Detention Sept. 2014
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Human Rights Council Accountability 2010
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CEDAW 44th Session July 2009
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Mauritania, Islamic Republic
Human Rights Council Death Penalty March 2015
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Moldova
Human Rights Council - Violence Against Women - Nov. 2016
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Morocco
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Universal Periodic Review – Women's Rights – Sept. 2016
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Committee on the Rights of the Child (List of Issues) – Child Domestic Workers – Dec. 2013
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Committee on the Rights of the Child (List of Issues) – Article 475 – Dec. 2013
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Human Rights Council – Violence Against Women – Sept. 2011
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Committee Against Torture – Final Shadow Report – Violence Against Women – 2011Final Shadow Report in Arabic; Final Shadow Report in French
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Human Rights Council – Death Penalty – Sept. 2011
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Committee Against Torture – Death Penalty – 2011
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Namibia
Committee Against Torture LGBTI Rights Oct. 2016

Nepal
Committee on the Rights of the Child Child Labor and the Right to Education April 2016

Human Rights Council Violence Against Women March 2015
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Poland
Human Rights Council– Domestic Violence –  March 2017 


Russian Federation
Human Rights Committee – Death Penalty – Feb. 19, 2015
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Human Rights Council – Violence Against Women – April 2013
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Committee Against Torture – Violence Against Women – Nov. 2012
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Saint Kitts and Nevis
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - March 2015
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Saint Lucia
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - March 2015
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South Africa
Human Rights Council - Equality and Non-Discrimination - Sept. 2016
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South Sudan
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - March 2016
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Tunisia
Human Rights Council - Women's Rights - Sept. 2016
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Committee Against Torture - Final Shadow Report - Violence Against Women - Apr. 2016
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Violence Against Women - January 2016
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Turkey
Human Rights Council – Violence Against Women – March 2012
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Human Rights Committee – Gender-based Violence – Feb. 2012
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Uganda
Human Rights Council - Death Penalty - March 2016

United States
Committee Against Torture - Immigrants - List of Issues - 2016

Committee Against Torture – Rights of Non-Citizens – Oct. 2014
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Committee Against Torture – Death Penalty – Oct. 2014
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Human Rights Council – Rights of Non-Citizens – Sept. 2014
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Human Rights Council – Migrant Detention – Sept. 2014
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Human Rights Council – Death Penalty – Sept. 2014
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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Death Penalty – July 2014
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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Rights of Non-Citizens – July 2014
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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention – Jan. 2014

Inter-America Commission on Human Rights Right to Family Unity
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Human Rights Committee – Death Penalty –  Oct. 2013
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) – Violence Against Women / Immigration and Asylum / Death Penalty Oct. 2013
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Human Rights Committee – Rights of Non-Citizens – Oct. 2012; Update to report
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Special Rapporteur – Detention of Migrants – Jan. 2012
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – Immigrant Detention – May 2010
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UPR – Cluster Report on Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers – 2010
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UPR 9th Session – 2010
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CERD – Rights of Immigrants and Migrants – July 2007
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Human Rights Committee Rights of Non-Citizens – 2006
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