The Pre-session for each State under Review (SuR) will last one hour. The National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) will be given between 5 to 7 minutes to speak, according to the number of participants.
In order to coordinate NHRIs and CSOs during the Pre-session, statements must be made available to UPR Info at least two weeks in advance. Please note that the statement should be made in either English or French. It is therefore very important to have an excellent level of one of these two languages. Several Pre-sessions will be organised each day and it is therefore important for participants to be on time and to respect the allocated speaking time.
It is important that NHRIs and CSOs focus on potential questions and recommendations for the review and not describe the work of their organisation/institution. Copies of key questions and recommendations can be distributed to Permanent Missions in the room.
Permanent Missions will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. All Permanent Missions will be invited, including the State under Review. Please note that these meetings are public.
Please note that all panellists are required to participate in two UPR training seminars: one online program approximately one month in advance of the Pre-sessions, as well as one full-day seminar hosted by UPR Info on Monday, 7 October 2019 in Geneva.
Please fill in the application form. Kindly note that due to time restraints, not all applicants can be chosen to speak on the panel.