RADA reported on the youth rights

RADA reported on the youth rights

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new mechanism of the Human Rights Council, under which regular reviews of the fulfilment of human rights obligations and commitments by the 193 Member States of the UN are conducted four times a year through universal periodic reporting.  On the part of the State as well as civil society representatives, including RADA.

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The UPR assesses States’ compliance with their human rights obligations as enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International human rights law, voluntary statements and commitments by States (including national human rights policies and/or programmes implemented), etc.

Through the UPR, best practices in the field of human rights are shared around the world, including the rights of young people. At present, there are no other universal mechanisms of this kind.

The ultimate goal of the UPR is to improve the human rights situation in all countries in order to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, including young people in Belarus, including through recommendations provided by RADA .

According to the schedule, the working meeting of the civil society representatives was to be held in April 2020. The state representatives were to present their final report at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in May 2020, but due to the situation with the pandemic in the world all the events were postponed till October 2020.

All universal periodic reviews of Belarusian civil society, including RADA, can be found here.