Joint submissions on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Date: 13th October 2022
Category: Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

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In collaboration with Children’s Rights Alliance England, Children in Wales and the Children’s Law Centre in Northern Ireland, Together has sent out multiple briefings to UN Member States to bring their attention to current human rights issues facing children and families. The aim of the briefings is to inform the Universal Periodic Review process.

The Universal Periodic Review is a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. Entering its fourth cycle, the UK will be under review this November and ahead of this, Together along with other organisations have sent out briefings to other UN Member States to fill them in on the state of children’s rights across the UK and to recommend questions for them to ask the UK in its review.

We organised our briefings into themes based on key issues our members have raised with us, bringing attention to the experiences of children and young people within Scotland in the UK review, along with important issues raised by our sister organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Learn more about the UPR here.

Read Reports from previous cycles here.