A mid-term report is being prepared in Kyrgyzstan on the implementation of international obligations under the Universal Periodic ReviewИюн 23.2022
A workshop on the preparation of a mid-term report on the implementation of recommendations received by Kyrgyzstan during the third cycle of the UPR was held in Bishkek from 20 to 22 June. The workshop was attended by representatives of national human rights institutions, as well as representatives of civil society organizations that have been working in various fields of human rights for a long time. This event was organized by the Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" in partnership with UPR Info.
As the Executive Director of BDK Aida Baijumanova stated, such events help local organizations learn to prepare reports on UPR, exchange information and experience. Thanks to the wide range of participants, the workshop is a good opportunity to develop all the recommendations in detail and comprehensively, and include them in the review.
"Kyrgyzstan has not yet submitted a mid-term review, so this workshop is a platform for combining the efforts of different stakeholders in identifying key issues as per the recommendations that the state has accepted for implementation," said Lira Ismailova, National Coordinator of BDK.
Askat Azarbekov, Head of the Ombudsman's Office (Akyikatchy) of the KR, thanked the organizers for the opportunity to combine the efforts of CSOs and government agencies, as the report includes information on various areas of human rights activities. He noted that the Ombudsman Institution continues to work on preparation of a mid-term report, which is about 70% ready, needs to be finalized and have some information added on thematic areas.
UPR Info experts Nargiz Arupova and Laura Sinner provided the participants with information on the structure of the review, sources for collecting information, and the process of evaluating the implementation of the recommendations received by the country. The participants familiarized themselves with examples of mid-term reporting of other countries, as well as various visualization methods that make it easy to understand which recommendations have already been implemented and which still require additional measures to be taken. It was proposed to assess the degree of implementation of recommendations using the traffic light method: fully accepted recommendations (green), partially taken into account (yellow) and those that have not yet been implemented at the decision-making level and in practice (red).
Further work on the preparation of the report will be carried out in thematic groups that were formed at the workshop. The Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" calls on everyone who works in the field of human rights to join this process.
The process of preparing the mid-term report includes an important component - an advocacy campaign so that as many citizens as possible know and understand the importance of the UPR.
At the end of the training, the participants jointly developed a roadmap for the preparation of a mid-term report indicating the dates of preparation of reports and the conduct of an advocacy campaign. A training on tools for information management is planned to be held as well. The training will be conducted by media expert Inga Sikorskaya.
Reference information: The Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" in partnership with UPR Info, Ombudsman Institution of the KR and NCPT of the KR has been promoting the capacity of human rights institutions and civil society organizations to promote human rights within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review for three years.
The UPR is an international tool for providing reviews on the implementation of obligations by UN member States. The purpose of the UPR is to improve the human rights situation for the citizens. In January 2020, after Kyrgyzstan submitted a review, 232 recommendations were received from 89 UN member states, of which 193 were accepted by the state, and 39 were noted. According to the calendar of the third cycle of the UPR, the mid-term stage will begin in September 2022, and on 29 September 2024 a report will be submitted within the framework of the fourth cycle.
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