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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and other civil society actors are an integral part of the Human Rights Council, as observers. NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status and NHRIs can address the Council during interactive discussions and debates thus highlighting human rights situations around the globe.

NHRIs and NGOs, regardless of ECOSOC status, can also contribute to the Universal Periodic Review process by providing written information about the State under review to be summarized in one of the three documents which serve as a basis for the review process (together with information prepared by the State under review and a compilation of UN contributions).

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