NGO Contributions - Switzerland

The following measures were taken by a coalition of Swiss NGOs prior to Switzerland’s appearance before the UPR in May 2008:

• Informing Swiss civil society actors of this new mechanism and making them aware of the importance of addressing certain issues on an international level in order to bring about improvements on a regional level;

• Creating a coalition of 30 NGOs and producing a joint report submitted to the High Commissioner of Human Rights;

• Lobbying State delegations with a view to submitting recommendations on the coalitions behalf. This coalition monitors in order to ensure a better implementation of fundamental rights in Switzerland.

See the Contribution of CIFEDHOP to the Drafting of the Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (in French).