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Making United Nations Human Rights Submissions (and Date)

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 4:35 pm Sun 29th April 2018

Universal Periodic Review from NZ Human Rights Commission website
This process allows NZ citizens and residents to make a complaint directly to UN. In other words, the NZ Government cannot suppress the complaint.
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights provides a more detailed summary about the UPR here.

Technical Guide (extract) best to read the whole document.
9. Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to provide written submissions that:
 Are specifically tailored for the UPR;
 Contain credible and reliable information on the State under review;
 Highlight the main issues of concern and identify possible recommendations and/or best practices;
 Cover a maximum four-year time period;
 Do not contain language manifestly abusive;
 Are no longer than five pages in the case of individual submissions, to which additional
documentation can be annexed for reference. Submissions by large coalitions of stakeholders can
be up to ten pages.

Key date
Submissions by non-Government organisations and individuals are due on 21 June 2018.
Thus individual submissions have very little impact.
Individuals can collectively have much more impact, by working together, in a larger group.
This results in groups who lack the skills to politically compromise and join together, being seriously disadvantaged at being heard at all.
So – work together!!!!


  1. The Legal Devaluation Of Men’s Lives by Professor Janice Fiamengo, Canada.
    MoMA put this link into another post. It is also relevant here.
    Retaining human rights requires an ongoing fight. Most men seem to be comfortable and not see any need to fight for what they (think) they already have. Thus these rights are being chipped away at, largely facilitated by the lack of ethics and integrity within the legal workers, up a bench and down a bench.
    Key date
    Submissions by non-Government organisations and individuals are due on 21 June 2018.
    The days are fast slipping away. Women’s groups are well organised, by comparison to men’s groups.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Thu 24th May 2018 @ 3:19 pm

  2. Comparison of sophistication with men’s movement and women’s movements.
    Here is a call to action by Wellington Rape Crisis, when faced with reduction of their Government funding. And the call was successful.
    Wellington Rape Crisis Call for Submissions

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 25th May 2018 @ 10:58 am

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