Universal Periodic Review of Switzerland: Third cycle (2017-2018)



11.04.2018
End of the UPR Review: NGO Platform Human Rights Switzerland delivers a mixed assessment

The third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Switzerland was conducted on 15 March 2018, during the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. More than 100 states gave a total of 251 recommendations on the human rights situation in Switzerland. The Federal Council has accepted 160 of these...


07.03.2018
UPR on Switzerland: the Federal Council has decided on the open recommendations

Following the UN Human Rights Council’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the human rights situation in Switzerland, which took place in Geneva on 9 November 2017, the Federal Council announced on 21 February 2018, which of the 63 recommendations left unanswered it will accept and which...


23.11.2017
UPR review of the human rights situation: Switzerland receives 251 recommendations

On 9 November 2017, Switzerland underwent a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the implementation of human rights before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Two previous reviews were conducted in 2008 and 2012. No less than 111 UN member states issued a total of 251 specific...


08.11.2017
Third UPR review of Switzerland: civil society is vigilant

On 9 November 2017, the UN Human Rights Council conducted its third assessment of human rights in Switzerland. The Swiss NGO Platform Human Rights expects the member states to set out clear recommendations on how to improve human rights protections in Switzerland. This includes creating a national...


20.07.2017
Swiss human rights record on the international stage

On 28 June 2017, the Federal Council presented the Swiss state report on the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council. The Federal Council issued a media release stating “the report gives an overview of the human rights situation in Switzerland and of...


03.05.2017
NGO reports for the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Switzerland

The deadline for civil society reports was 30 March 2017 and the third cycle of monitoring the human rights situation in Switzerland as part of the UPR procedure of the UN Human Rights Council has started. Report by the NGO Platform Human Rights A working group from the NGO Platform Human Rights...

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