Implementing Recommendations from the UN’s UPR: Strengthening the Role of Civil Society Organisations

This project, funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, is led by Dr Alice Storey and Melisa Oleschuk. Its aim is to strengthen the role that civil society organisations (CSOs) play within the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism and in particular the domestic implementation of UPR recommendations.

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Research aims

To assess how CSOs currently engage with the UPR and implementation of recommendations and to explore ways in which this engagement can be strengthened, the researchers are taking a mixed-methods approach, by (1) conducting an online survey for CSOs to participate in and (2) conducting interviews with CSOs. The outcome of this research will be presented as a report to all key actors within the UPR, including CSOs, the UN and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN government delegations.

This research is currently ongoing and outcomes will be published here when available.