Universal Periodic Review Submission by VIVAT International

“The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.” (From UN OHCHR Universal Periodic Review)

NGOs can check the human rights situation and submit the report for the review and attend the UPR Working Group sessions. VIVAT has been taking part of the review processes.

 

List of the UPR submissions by VIVAT International

Country Year Topic
United States of America 2015 Separation of Family Members, especially of parents from their children, in deportation proceedings carried out by agencies of the United States Government
Bolivia 2014 Violence against Children and Adolescents, Child Labor and the Right to Education, Right to Health, Gender Equality and the Right to Non-discrimination, Violence against Women and Access to Justice, Political Violence Against Indigenous (Women), Situation of Women in Detention
United Kingdom 2012 UK Government’s use of enforced destitution as a deliberate instrument of public policy in the treatment of asylum-seekers
Indonesia 2012 Human rights of indigenous peoples and religious minority groups in Indonesia