Means of Action for NGOs

There are many ways for NGOs to participate in the UPR:

  • submit a report to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) on the situation of human rights in the particular country at hand;
  • lobby members of the working group;
  • address one of the Council’s plenary sessions prior to adopting the final draft;
  • ensure that the State under review implements the recommendations of the UPR.

The site describes in detail the means of action at the disposal of NGOs at each step of the procedure. The International Federation of ACAT provides (in French) a Practical Guide for Participating in the UPR (PDF format).