Second «Universal Periodic Review» on Switzerland (2012-13)

In 2012/2013, Switzerland is for the second time undergoing the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council. On this page we will document the process that will presumably lead to new UPR recommendations by March 2013. Please read the introductory article on the UPR mechanism:

As takes a leading role in the compilation of the NGO coalition’s submission on the UPR 2012, the documentation is performed from a NGO perspective.

2013 UPR recommendations: status of implementation and priorities

In March 2013, the UN Human Rights Council adopted 99 recommendations from the 2nd Universal Periodic Review of Switzerland after they had been accepted by the Federal Council. Ever since, various...

Conclusion of the second human rights review of Switzerland: mixed results

On 14 March 2013, Switzerland concluded its second «Universal Periodic Review» on the occasion of the 14th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Within the framework of...

UPR recommendations 2012 to Switzerland – a short analysis from an NGO perspective

Around half of the 41 recommendations listed in the NGO report compiled in the spring of 2012 on the «Universal Periodic Review» of Switzerland have been included in the 140 UPR...

UPR: 140 recommendations for the advancement of human rights in Switzerland

For the second time, Switzerland is undergoing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Office of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Universal Periodic Reviews of Switzerland 2008 and...

Second Swiss state report on the Universal Periodic Review

On 16 August 2012, the second Swiss state report on the Universal Periodic Review has been published. The Confederation describes on 19 pages which measures have been adopted in order to improve the...

UPR on Switzerland: consultation of the civil society

On 11 May 2012, the Human Security Division of the FDFA organised a consultational meeting in Bern with interested actors from the civil society and the administration. The basis for the discussions...

Second UPR procedure on Switzerland: NGO coalition’s submission

At the end of October 2012 Switzerland will undergo for the second time the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council. With this in view, a coalition of 47 Swiss organisations...

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