Data analysis of the follow-up questionnaires 2013 (session 2012)

CIFEDHOP october 2012 training session on UPR Follow -up questionnaire : a summary

1. Introduction

This was a descriptive study of a sample of 24 participants out of 28 (86%) who attended the 2012 session. The respondents came from : Sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Zambia), tha Arab world (Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Yemen), Asia (China, Mongolia, Ouzbekistan, Pakistan) and Europe (Denmark, Macedonia, Ukraine).

The survey was divided into four parts : i) civil society contribution to UPR; ii) participation to a UPR session in Geneva and follow-up in the country of the participant; iii) internal and external supports to the participant; iv) distance and interactive participation to human rights education and UPR (

2. Main findings

In Africa, the consultation process has improved over the years except for one or two countries. The participants from the Arab countries show a lot less of improvement. In Asia the situation is still rather uneven while in China the NGOs seem to be under constant scrutiny. Europe offers a variable picture although the small number of respondants do not allow any conclusion.

The cooperation betwenn NGOs and the political authorities seem to be improving, but at a low pace.

On the other side, 3 respondents out of 5 (4 out of 5 for the african respondents) said they have insured an effective follow-up in their country and the UPR is now being more and more integrated in human rights activities.

The CIFEDHOP’s management performance and delivery of services in quite appreciated almost unanimously.

A large support of students in all contries is underlined by all the respondents while they get very little help from the governement and the department of education.

The CIFEDHOP UPR Interactive Platform is quite appreciated by a majority of respondents : « It is a very effective platform, Its a great platform already », say some of them who also would like an « experience sharing - what other participants have done; training materials for trainers or facilitators ».

The human and documentary ressources as proposed by the CIFEDHOP are highly appreciated.