On 8 April 2024, the Coalition for Genocide Response joined the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute in submissions to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ethiopia, North Korea, and the DRC.

The UPR is a unique mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council that calls for each UN Member State to undergo a peer review of its human rights records every 4-5 years. The UPR provides each State the opportunity to regularly:

  • report on the actions it has taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights; and
  • receive recommendations – informed by multi-stakeholder input and pre-session reports – from UN Member States for continuous improvement.

Civil society organisations with ECOSOC accreditations can make submissions to the UPR – and so raise human rights concerns and make recommendations.

The submissions on Ethiopia and North Korea engaged on the issue of genocide. The submission on the DRC comments on the issue of conflict-related sexual violence and impunity.

The submissions can now be found below.

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