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Program of the10th International Training Session on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Geneva, fromOctober 27th to November 2nd, 2015

Towards a Culture of Human Rights :
the Role of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Tuesday, October 27th

UPR: MECHANISMS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES

10:00-10h15

Opening, greetings and presentation of the session
- Yves Lador, CIFEHDOP, Director of CIFEDHOP
- Joshua Cooper, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights (HIHR) & CIFEDHOP English session coordinator

10h15-12h30 Introduction to the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
- Joshua Cooper
- Yves Lador
14h30-16h00

UPR, an evolving procedure
- Aoife Hegarty, UPR Info

16h00-17h30

UPR : challenges from the field
- Adrien-Claude Zoller, GE-HR, Geneva for Human Rights
- Nicolas Agostini, FIDH International Federation for Human Rights

17h30-18h00

Participants “Tour de table”
Joshua Cooper


Wednesday, October 28th

UPR: IDENTIFYING ISSUES AND MOBILIZING CIVIL SOCIETY

9h00-10h30

Rights of vulnerable populations
- Budi Tjahjono, Franciscan International
Right to Education and HRE2020
- Joshua Cooper

10h30-11h00 Break
11h00-12h30 Protecting a space for the civil society - Renate Bloem, CIVICUS
12h30-14h00 Lunch
14h00-15h30 Rights of indigenous people
- José Parra, Consultant, Former OHCHR officer for Expert Mechanism on Indigenous Peoples
Rights of the child
- Anna Tomasi, Defense for Children International
15h30-16h00 Break
16h00-17h30 Workshop : Sharing national experiences
Thursday, October 29th

UPR : A COLLECTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS REALITY CHECK

9h00-10h30 Supports and allies in the UPR process:
Regional connections
- Jeremy Smith, Cairo Institute
10h30-11h00 Break
11h00-12h30 The National Human Rights Institutions
- Katharina Rose, International Coordination Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC-NHRI)
- Francess Piagie Alghali, Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone
12h30-14h00

Lunch

14h00-15h30 Using the UPR as a human rights reality check :
Right to water and sanitation
- Elodie Tranchez, WaterLex
Building a collaborative assessment and identifying country priorities
- Yves Lador
15h30-16h00 Break
16h00-17h30 Workshops: Methodology for country human rights assessment and UPR priorities

Friday, October 30th

UPR: A LEVERAGE FOR OUTREACH

9h00-10h30 Changing the perception of human rights: the case of Switzerland and the European Court of Human Rights
- David Cornut, Amnesty International – Switzerland
10h30-11h00 Break
11h00-12h30 Working with social networks
- Sébastien Duyck, University of Lapland, Finland
12h30-14h00 Lunch
14h00-15h30 Working with media
- True Heros Film
15h30-16h00 Break
16h00-17h30 Workshops: Making UPR a public debate

Saturday, October 31st

UPR: A HUMAN RGHTS EDUCATION TOOL

9h00-10h30 The UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training
- Ms. Monique Prindezis, EIP Secretary General, School for Peace
Promoting a human-rights based education in schools
- Ms Natalyia Stupnytska, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Human Rights Education in the USA (HRE-USA)
- Mr. Joshua Cooper
10h30-11h00 Break
11h00-12h30 Workshops: Using UPR in HRE
12h30-14h00 Lunch
20h00 Dinner

Monday, November 2nd

PARTICIPATION TO THE 23TH UPR SESSION, United Nations, Room XX

9h00-12h30 UPR of Micronesia
12h30-14h00 Lunch (In the Palais des Nations)
14h00-14h30 De-briefing session (Serpentine)
14h30-16h30 UPR of Lebanon
17h30-19h090 Training Session Closing Meeting and Reception Geneva Welcome Center (Cagi), La Pastorale

 

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