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.
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:
*Track recommendations from other states on immigration, labor trafficking, the death penalty, and police brutality using this chart.
The full schedule can be found here. Archives are usually posted the same day and can be viewed on demand on UN Web TV.
While live UPR interactive dialogues are available directly on the UN WebTV homepage, archived sessions are housed elsewhere. To access an archived UPR session, click on "Media and Events" near the top of the homepage, then navigate to the left-hand column and click on "Human Rights Council". From there, click on "Universal Periodic Review" and then on "36th UPR". Please note that there may be a slight delay in uploading the archived UPR interactive dialogues. If you wish to download a clip, please follow the instructions for installing RealPlayer.
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.
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