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Practical Information:

- Page limit for submissions is 5 pages when submitted by individual stakeholders, and 10 pages when submitted by large coalitions of stakeholders.

- UPR submissions must be submitted and received by 12.00 pm Geneva time (CET) on the day of the given deadline. Late Submissions will not be considered.

- Submissions should follow the structure of the General Guidelines for the preparation of information under the UPR: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/DEC/6/102

- Submissions should cover a maximum of a 4 year-time period

- Submission documents should be saved as a Word document only, i.e. not as PDF file;

- Written contributions should be submitted in United Nations official languages only, preferably in English, French or Spanish;

- Submit the final version of your text as revised versions might be difficult to be accepted at a later stage;

- Paragraphs and pages of each submission should be numbered;

- Submissions may include an introduction paragraph summarizing the main points contained therein;

- As a way of introduction, stakeholders are also encouraged to indicate key words in relation to their submission (e.g., domestic violence); and

- Stakeholders should refrain from annexing reports from other organizations;

Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Submissions are due generally at least 6 months before State in question comes up for review.  For example:

Submissions in relation to the 16 countries scheduled to be reviewed at the ninth session of the Working Group on the UPR (December 2010) should be sent to the above-indicated address by:

  • 12 April 2010 for submissions on Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malawi, Mauritania, Lebanon, Maldives, Marshal Islands, Micronesia; and
  • 19 April 2010 for submissions on Mongolia, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, United States of America, Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia.

*See the following for the exhaustive list of countries under review: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRSessions.aspx

*See the following for deadlines for each submission: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBODIES/UPR/Pages/NewDeadlines.aspx

Technical information on emailing submissions:

Each electronic submission and relevant e-mail message should concern one country only. In the e-mail message accompanying the submitted documents kindly include:

(a) In the title of the e-mail message: the name of the (main) stakeholder/NGO/NHRI submitting the contribution, the kind of contribution (individual and/or joint), the name of the reviewed country and indicate the month and year of relevant UPR session, e.g., “Women's coalition – joint UPR submission – Brazil – April 2008” ;

(b) In the text of the e-mail message accompanying the submission, kindly indicate the contact details of the reference person in your organization / institution;

(c) A paragraph describing the main activities of the submitting organization/coalition, as well as date of establishment, especially for those organizations which interrelate for the first time with the United Nations, would be also welcomed.

Please see pages 8 &9 (labeled “Technical Guidelines”) for further UPR submission guidelines- http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/TechnicalGuideEN.pdf

For more information, visit http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NewDeadlines.aspx.

Contact Information


For submitting your report- [email protected]

For questions regarding submission or general information on the [email protected]