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)

Afghanistan
Convention on the Rights of the Child—Death Penalty—July 2019
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Albania
Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — October 2018
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Armenia
Human Rights Council—Gender-based Violence—July 2019
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Azerbaijan
Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — October 2017
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Bahrain
Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty — June 2018
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Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — September 2016
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Bahamas
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — June 2017
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Barbados
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — June 2017
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — March 2019
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Domestic Violence — January 2019
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Human Rights Committee — Civil and Political Rights — March 2017
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Brunei
Human Rights Council — October 2018
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Bulgaria
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Violence Against Women — September 2017
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Human Rights Council Domestic Violence  September 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
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Cambodia
Human Rights Council — Civil and Political Rights — July 2018
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Cameroon
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty —  October 2017 (French)
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Human Rights Council — LGBTI Rights — October 2017
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Human Rights Council — LGBTI Rights — October 2017
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Convention on the Rights of the Child — Rights of LGBTI Children & Violence Against Girls — July 2016
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Convention on the Rights of the Child — Children in Conflict with the Law & Protection & Care of Children — July 2016
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Violence Against Women  January 2014
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Political Participation of WomenJanuary 2014
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women  Women's Education in Cameroon January 2014
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African Commission Women's Rights  August 2013
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African Commission — Death Penalty and Detention Conditions — August 2013
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African Commission LGBTI Rights  August 2013
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Human Rights Council Death Penalty September 2012
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Central African Republic
Human Rights Council  Death Penalty April 2013
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Colombia
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Domestic Violence — January 2019 — English
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Domestic Violence — January 2019 — Spanish
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Human Rights Council -— Violence Against Women — October 2017 — English
Human Rights Council — Violence Against Women — October 2017 — Spanish
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Cote d'Ivoire
Human Rights Council — Draft Report — May 2019
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Croatia
Committee Against Torture (List of Issues Prior to Reporting) — Violence Against Women — October 2016
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Human Rights Committee (follow-up report) — Violence Against Women — October 2016
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Human Rights Committee  Domestic Violence  February 2015
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Committee Against Torture  Domestic Violence  October 2014
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Domestic Violence — October 2014
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Human Rights Council Domestic Violence September 2014
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) Violence Against Women July 2012
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Cuba
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — October 2017
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Convention Against Torture — Detention Conditions — March 2019
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Egypt 
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2019
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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights — Death Penalty — March 2019
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El Salvador
Human Rights Council — LGBTI Rights — March 2019
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Human Rights Committee — Gender-based Violence, Gang Violence, Trafficking, and Police Corruption — April 2018
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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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Eritrea
Human Rights Committee — Torture, Arbitrary Arrest, Freedom of Movement and Assembly — February 2019
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Ethiopia
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Gender-based Violence — January 2019
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Universal Periodic Review — October 2018
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — July 2016
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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Ethnic Discrimination September 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  September 2013
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights— 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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Gambia
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights — Death Penalty — March 2019
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Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2019
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Georgia
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (follow-up report) — Violence Against Women — August 2016
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Ghana
Human Rights Council Rights of Non-Citizens April 2012
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African Commission Liberian Refugees  2009
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Guatemala
Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women — Violence Against Women — August 2017
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Human Rights Council — Violence Against Women — March 2017
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Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2017
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues Prior to Reporting)  Violence Against Women  August 2015
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Honduras
Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) — Violence Against Women — July 2016
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (List of Issues) — Violence Against Women — January 2016
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Convention Against Torture — Violence Against Women — July 2016
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Human Rights Council  Violence Against Women September 2014
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India
Human Rights Council — Rights of Religious Minorities — September 2016
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Human Rights Council Human Rights Violations of Minorities  September 2011
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Iran
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2019
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Committee on the Rights of the Child — Death Penalty — June 2015
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Human Rights Council  Death Penalty  November 2014
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Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty September  2011
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Iraq
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2019
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Human Rights Council — Death Penalty  November 2014
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Jamaica
Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) Death Penalty January 2016
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Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty 2011
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Japan
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2017
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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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Jordan
Universal Periodic Review — Death Penalty — July 2018
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Kenya
Human Rights Council—LGBTI Rights—July 2019
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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights — Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Executions — November 2015
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Lebanon
Committee Against Torture — Death Penalty — March 2017
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Human Rights Council Death Penalty  March 2015
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Liberia
Human Rights Council Harmful Practices and Violence Against Women  February 2018 
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women  — Discrimination Against Women — List of Issues — January 2015
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Human Rights Council Pretrial Detention — September 2014
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Human Rights Council  Accountability  2010
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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women — Domestic Violence — July 2009
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Morocco
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — Violence Against Women with Disabilities — July 2017
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Poland
Convention Against Torture—Domestic Violence—June 2019
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Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — March 2017 
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Qatar
Human Rights Counil — Death Penalty — October 2018
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Russian Federation
Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — October 2017
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Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty — February 2015
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Human Rights Council — Violence Against Women — April 2013
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Committee Against Torture — Violence Against Women — November 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
Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights — Racial Discrimination and Equality — August 2017
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Human Rights Council — Equality and Non-Discrimination — September  2016
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South Sudan
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2016
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Sri Lanka
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2017
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Tunisia
Convention on the Rights of the Child—Protection of the Rights of Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed—July 2019
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Human Rights Council — Women's Rights — September 2016
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Committee Against Torture —  Violence Against Women — April 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—Civil and Political Rights—July 2019
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Human Rights Council—Death Penalty—July 2019
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — February 2019
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Human Rights Council — Violence Against Women — March 2012
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Human Rights Committee — Gender-based Violence — February 2012
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Uganda
Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — March 2016
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Ukraine
Human Rights Council — Domestic Violence — March 2017
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United States
Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty — January 2019
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Human Rights Committee — Immigration, Trafficking, and Detention — January 2019
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Special Rapporteur — Social Inclusion for Victims of Human Trafficking in Minnesota — November 2018
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Committee Against Torture — Immigrants — December 2016
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Committee Against Torture — Rights of Non-Citizens — October 2014
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Committee Against Torture — Death Penalty — October 2014
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Human Rights Council — Rights of Non-Citizens — September 2014
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Human Rights Council — Migrant Detention — September 2014
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Human Rights Council — Death Penalty — September 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 — January 2014
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Inter-America Commission on Human Rights — Right to Family Unity
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Human Rights Committee — Death Penalty — October 2013
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Human Rights Committee (List of Issues) — Violence Against Women / Immigration and Asylum / Death Penalty — October 2013
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Human Rights Committee — Rights of Non-Citizens –— October 2012; Update to report
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Special Rapporteur — Detention of Migrants — January 2012
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights — Immigrant Detention — May 2010
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Human Rights Council — Cluster Report on Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers — 2010
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Human Rights Council — December 2010
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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — Rights of Immigrants and Migrants — July 2007
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Human Rights Committee — Rights of Non-Citizens — May 2006
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Vietnam
Human Rights Committee — Rights of Indigenous Peoples — February 2019
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