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 was established on 15 March 2006 when the United Nations Human Rights Council was created by the UN General Assembly
The OLA Justice Desk collaborated with the Presentations Sisters Justice Office in Ireland and Edmund Rice International to make a civil society submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Ireland which takes place November 2021. The UPR of Ireland is conducted by the UN Human Rights Council and affords civil society groups an opportunity to raise concerns about human rights issues in the state under review.
Our submission focuses on human trafficking, domestic and gender based violence, and the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The OLA Justice Desk took responsibility for the section on human trafficking, supported by MECPATHS. The submission was endorsed by 27 civil society groups, and formally lodged with the OHCHR on 22 March.
You can access the document here: UPR Submission on Human Trafficking Domestic & Gender Based Violence and Rights of Refugees & Asylum Seekers – ERI-IPA-OLA-18-03-2021