The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a triannual United Nations process to report on Human Rights. The government does a self assessment and individuals and groups can create their own feedback into the process. At the UN other countries make suggestions for improvements. The New Zealand government has just released its draft report. Details are below.
I wrote a personal submission focussed on the problems of the adoption of gender ideology. The version here has been edited for clarity. It is not fully referenced but it attempts to summarise the falling situation for human rights in New Zealand as the government has continued to adopt gender ideology. My paper updates Sex,Gender and Women’s Rights which began to catalogue these issues and was published in November 2021.
More information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the process was released on 5 July.
Consultation on draft National Report
We are now accepting feedback on the draft national report. This consultation period will close at 11:59pm on 30 July 2023.
Click here to find the draft national report on our website.
You can send your feedback back to us here at UPR2024@mfat.govt.nz by replying to this email (either in the body of an email, or an attachment in word or pdf formats).
Our website also has more information on the UPR process.
Written submissions to the UN
As a reminder, you can still make written submissions directly to the United Nations. The deadline is tentatively set for 28 September 2023. Follow their website www.ohchr.org/en/hr-bodies/upr/ngos-nhris for the confirmed deadline.
Once you’ve submitted, the UN will publish your submissions online.