Posts filed under Universal Periodic Review

Katharine Woolrych: Rainbow Rights at New Zealand's Universal Periodic Review

Worldwide, the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual characteristics are under threat.    New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review - five-yearly process whereby a state’s compliance with international human rights treaties and norms is assessed at the United Nations - may feature New Zealand’s first ever recommendation on these issues.

Katharine Woolrych: Human Rights Advocacy in New Zealand and the Potential of UPR Pre-Sessions

In January 2019, New Zealand’s compliance with international human rights treaties and norms will once again come under scrutiny at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  Ahead of this five-yearly review by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, in October the New Zealand Human Rights Commission facilitated the first-ever in-country pre-sessions held in three locations around NZ.