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How can the Universal Periodic Review strengthen the realization of economic, social and cultural rights?



17 June 2015

Wednesday, 15:00—16:30

Palais Des Nations,


Is the UPR living up to its potential to advance economic, social and cultural rights? This question is at the heart of new research by the Center for Economic and Social Rights and the Human Rights Clinic at Sciences Po University, which will be presented at the side event. Discussants will share experiences that offer further insight into what influences the outcomes of reviews. Better understanding patterns in how these rights have been addressed, will help identify opportunities and challenges for using the UPR to tackle inequality and disadvantage around the world.


Event chair
Ms. Sandra Ratjen, International Commission of Jurists


Overview of Research
Ms. Allison Corkery, Center for Economic and Social Rights

Discussants include


Mr. Iain Byrne, Amnesty International

Mr. Nuno Cabral, Permanent Mission of Portugal

Closing remarks
Mr. Miloon Kothari, UPR Info

Refreshments will be provided. For further information please contact Allison Corkery at

This flyer can be downloaded in pdf format here.