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The UPR Project at BCU: eSwatini

Our stakeholder report to Eswatini's Universal Periodic Review, led by Dr Alice Storey, makes specific recommendations to the government on the rights of women and girls with HIV.

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Consultancy background

In March 2021, the UPR Project at BCU submitted a report to Eswatini’s third cycle UPR, focusing upon the rights of women and girls with HIV. In particular, it engages with the issues of stigmatisation of women and girls and protecting female sex workers from HIV. We make specific recommendations on these issues to the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Download the stakeholder report

About the UPR Project at BCU

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) has been engaging with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) since 2016. Under the auspice of the Human Rights Council, the UPR is an intergovernmental process providing a review of the human rights record of all Member States.

Through the UPR Project at BCU, the CHR we engage with the UPR through taking part in the UPR Pre-sessions, providing capacity building for UPR stakeholders and National Human Rights Institutions, and the filing of stakeholder reports in selected sessions. The UPR Project is designed to help meet the challenges facing the safeguarding of human rights around the world, and to help ensure that UPR recommendations are translated into domestic legal change in member state parliaments.

We fully support the UPR ethos of encouraging the sharing of best practice globally to protect everyone's human rights.The UPR Project at BCU engages with the UPR regularly as a stakeholder, having submitted numerous reports and been cited by the OHCHR.