Universal Periodic Review Submission by VIVAT International

“The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique 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.” (From UN OHCHR Universal Periodic Review)

NGOs can check the human rights situation and submit the report for the review and attend the UPR Working Group sessions. VIVAT has been taking part of the review processes.


List of the UPR submissions by VIVAT International

Country Year Topic
India 2022 Freedom of Religion or Belief and Allied Human Rights vis-a-vis the Christian Community in India
West Papua 2022 Human Rights Situation in Indonesia Specific focus on West Papua
Indonesia 2022 Extractive Industry Sexual Violence against Women and Children
Malaysia 2018 Joint Report on the migrants’ situation in Malaysia
Argentina 2018 Joint Oral Statement on Argentina during HRC- 37
Indonesia 2017 A Joint Oral Statement under Agenda Item 6: UPR Adoption – Indonesia of the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council
Indonesia 2016 Human Rights Situation in Indonesia – Specific focus on Human Rights in West Papua
United Kingdom 2016 Follow-on support for successful asylum-seekers and policy of subjecting failed asylum seekers to total and indefinite destitution
United States of America 2015 Separation of Family Members, especially of parents from their children, in deportation proceedings carried out by agencies of the United States Government
Bolivia 2014 Violence against Children and Adolescents, Child Labor and the Right to Education, Right to Health, Gender Equality and the Right to Non-discrimination, Violence against Women and Access to Justice, Political Violence Against Indigenous (Women), Situation of Women in Detention
United Kingdom 2012 UK Government’s use of enforced destitution as a deliberate instrument of public policy in the treatment of asylum-seekers
Indonesia 2012 Human rights of indigenous peoples and religious minority groups in Indonesia