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International Training Centre for Human Rights and Peace Teaching


Program of the 9th International Training Session on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Geneva, from October 22nd to October 28th 2014

Wednesday, October 22nd

Pre-session for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the UPR mechanisms (in language based groups)

11:00-13h00 An introduction to the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) >Joshua Cooper, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights (HIHR) & CIFEDHOP English session coordinator
14h00-16h00 UPR procedures

Thursday, October 23rd

UPR: accomplishments and challenges

09h00-09h10 Opening, Greetings and Presentation of the Session
Mr. Yves Lador, Directof of CIFEHDOP
Mrs. Monique Prindezis, Board of Trustees, CIFEDHOP
9h10-9h45 Presentation of Participants
Mr. Joshua Cooper
9h45-11h00 UPR, Achievements and Challenges
Mr. Roland Chauville, Director, UPR-info
11h30-12h30 Supports and allies in UPR activities : the National Human Rights Institutions
Mrs. Katharina Rose, International Coordination Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC-NHRI)
14h00-15h00 Supports and allies in UPR activities : Regional connections
Mr. Paulo de Tarso Lugon Arantes, Conectas
Mr. R. Iniyan Il Ango, Forum Asia
15h00-15h45 National coalitions’ experiences
15h45-16h00 Presentation of the Workshops
16h30-18h00 Workshops on country reviews
Friday, October 24th

UPR : UPR : a human rights reality check


Promoting inclusiveness

Equality and gender issues
Mrs. Pooja Patel, International Service for Human Rights

Rights of vulnerable populations
Mr. Francesco Corradini, Franciscan International

11h00-12h30 Assessing reality and progress Right to water and sanitation
Mrs. Elodie Tranchez, WaterLex Transitional justice
Mr. José Parra, Consultant, CIFEDHOP
14h00-15h30 Using the UPR as a human rights reality check and for identifying country priorities
Mr. Yves Lador
Mr. José Parra
15h30-16h00 Presentation of the Workshops
16h30-18h00 Workshops : Methodology for country human rights assessment and UPR priorities
Saturday, October 25th

UPR, an educational process for a culture of human rghts

9h00-10h30 Changing the perception of human rights, the case of Switzerland and the European Court of Human Rights
Mr. David Cornut, Amnesty International – Switzerland
11h00-12h30 Working with social networks - Mr. Sébastien Duyck, University of Lapland, Finland
14h00-14h45 Examples of communications material

Integrating human rights education in the UPR process

The UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training
Mrs. Monique Prindezis, Secretary General, Ecole Instrument de Paix – EIP

The experience of the Unesco Chair on Human Rights in Mexico
Mrs. Gloria Ramirez, Unesco Chair in Human Rights, University of Mexico.

Human Rights Education USA (HRE-USA)
Mr. Joshua Cooper

15h45-16h00 Presentation of the Workshops
16h30-17h30 Workshops : UPR-based Steps towards a Culture of Human Rights

Monday, October 27th

Participation to the 20TH UPR session United Nations, Room XX

9h00-12h30 UPR of Italy
14h30-16h30 UPR of El Salvador
16h30-17h15 De-briefing session
17h30-18h00 Training Session Closing Ceremony Geneva Welcome Center (Cagi), La Pastorale 106, route de Ferney
Chaired by Mr. Carlo Sommaruga President of the Board of Trustees, CIFEDHOP
18h00-19h00 Reception

Tuesday, October 28th

Participation to the 20TH UPR session United Nations, Room XX

9h00-12h30 UPR of Gambia
14h30-18h00 UPR of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
18h00-18h30 De-briefing session
19h00 “Au revoir” Reception, Hôtel Ibis



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