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Call for submissions: Invitation to contribute to Good Practices

Following the presentation of the annual report of the Secretary-General on “Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights” (A/HRC/39/41) to the Human Rights Council on 19 September 2018, some Member States and civil society organizations suggested during the interactive dialogue that information on possible good practices be collected.

Many actors have taken important steps to prevent, address, investigate and report on acts of intimidation and reprisals. OHCHR therefore invited partners to provide information (not pertaining to individual cases) along the following lines:

  • What are good practices in the legal and policy framework at the national level to ensure the right to participation at the international level, including unhindered access to and communication with international bodies, in particular the UN?
  • What measures have been taken at the national level to ensure national investigations and accountability on allegations of intimidation and reprisals?
  • How have actors contributed to initiatives at the international or regional levels to encourage the prevention of acts of intimidation and reprisals?
  • How have actors provided assistance to victims and/or members of civil society for cooperation with the UN? In your view, what measures have been particularly effective to improve the security and safety of those who cooperate with regional and international organizations?

Member States and civil society organizations were invited to contribute to this exercise by 22 March 2019 through reprisals@ohchr.org. Unless otherwise indicated, contributions of a general nature (not cases) from States and civil society received within the deadline and with relevant information are available below.

States

Civil society