South Africa

Next review: 2022

Timeline for UPR engagement in the current cycle

Review phasei
Close
From the date of the Working Group session until the Adoption outcome report (approximately 4- 6 months)
Follow up phasei
Close
Approximately 3 years starting from the Adoption of the outcome reports
National consultations and drafting phasei
Close
1 year before the next Working Group
Advocacy phasei
Close
Other Stakeholders Report deadline until Working group session (approximately 7 months)
UPR Working Group
07-11-2022
Adoption outcome report
03-2023
Stakeholders report deadline
31-03-2022
National report deadline
08-08-2022
Pre session
29-08-2022
UPR Working Group
07-11-2022

Civil Society Materials

Pre-session Statement

Pre-session Statement

ALHRAC Presentation Pre session 41 In country South Africa
Child Government Monitor Presentation Pre-session 41 South Africa
Child Government Monitor Statement Pre-session 41 South Africa
HRI Statement Pre session 41 In Country South Africa
HURISA Presentation Pre session 41 In country South Africa
HURISA Presentation Pre-session 41 South Africa
HURISA Statement Pre-session 41 South Africa
Rural Women’s Assembly Presentation Pre-session 41 South Africa
Rural Women’s Assembly Statement Pre-session 41 South Africa
South African National Albinism Task Force Presentation Pre-session 41 South Africa
South African National Albinism Task Force Statement Pre-session 41 South Africa

Documentation for CSOs

Factsheets

Factsheet South Africa 4th UPR Just Detention Safety & Security in Prisons and Other Closed Settings
Factsheet South Africa 4th UPR Lady of Peace Climate Change
Factsheet South Africa 4th UPR Legal Ressources Center Birth Registration
Rural Women's Assembly South Africa Factsheet
RWA Factsheet Pre-session 41 South Africa

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/41/ZAF/1

Annex National report

A/HRC/WG.6/41/ZAF/1

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/41/ZAF/2
A/HRC/WG.6/41/ZAF/2 - Annex

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/41/ZAF/3

Civil society and other submissions

NHRI submissions

SAHRC - South African Human Rights Commission

NGO submissions

AI - Amnesty International
Broken Chalk - The Stichting Broken Chalk
CHRI, Africa Office - Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Africa Office
ECLJ - European Centre for Law and Justice, The
EELC - Equal Education Law Centre
FMSI - Marist International Solidarity Foundation
HRW - Human Rights Watch
JS1 - Joint Submission 1
JS10 - Joint Submission 10
JS11 - Joint Submission 11
JS12 - Joint Submission 12
JS13 - Joint Submission 13
JS14 - Joint Submission 14
JS15 - Joint Submission 15
JS16 - Joint Submission 16
JS17 - Joint Submission 17
JS2 - Joint Submission 2
JS3 - Joint Submission 3
JS4 - Joint Submission 4
JS5 - Joint Submission 5
JS6 - Joint Submission 6
JS8 - Joint Submission 8
JS9 - Joint Submission 9
LRC Edu - Legal Resources Centre Education Team
LRC Land Team - Legal Resources Centre Land Team
NATF - NATIONAL ALBINISM TASK TEAM
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UPR BCU - The UPR Project at BCU

UN Agencies submissions

RCO_SA - Resident Coordinator's Office

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/27/ZAF/1

Annex National report

A/HRC/WG.6/27/ZAF/1 - Annex

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/27/ZAF/2
A/HRC/WG.6/27/ZAF/2 - Annex

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/27/ZAF/3

Civil society and other submissions

NHRI submissions

South African Human Rights Commission

NGO submissions

ADF International
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum
CALS - Centre for Applied Legal Studies
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights
ERI - Edmund Rice International
Four Freedoms Forum
Indigenous1893
JS01 - Joint Statement 01
JS02 - Joint Statement 02
JS03 - Joint Statement 03
JS04 - Joint Statement 04
JS05 - Joint Statement 05
JS06 - Joint Statement 06
JS07 - Joint Statement 07
JS08 - Joint Statement 08
JS09 - Joint Statement 09
JS10 - Joint Statement 10
JS11 - Joint Statement 11
JS12 - Joint Statement 12
JS13 - Joint Statement 13
JS14 - Joint Statement 14
JS15 - Joint Statement 15
JS16 - Joint Statement 16
Legal Resources Centre
Oceania Human Rights Hawaii
Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
The Good Group

UN Agencies submissions

UNCT South Africa - UNCT of South Africa
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Review in the Working Group

Report of the Working group (draft)

A/HRC/WG.6/27/L.14

Questions written in advance

Questions written in advance

Adoption in the Plenary session

Report of the Working group (final)

A/HRC/36/16

Addendum

A/HRC/36/16/Add.1

Report of the HRC session

A/HRC/36/2

Oral statement by other stakeholders (adoption)

Action Canada for Population and Development
Amnesty International
Edmund Rice International Limited
Human Rights Watch
International Lesbian and Gay Association
RADDHO - Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme
South Africa Human Rights Commission
Swedish Association for Sexuality Education

Follow-up

Miscellaneous documents

Letter from OHCHR on Implementation in 3rd Cycle
Matrice of Recommendations
NGO Submission Matrix South Africa - to complete

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/13/ZAF/1

Annex National report

A/HRC/WG.6/13/ZAF/1 - Annex

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/13/ZAF/2

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/13/ZAF/3

Civil society and other submissions

NHRI submissions

SAHRC - South African Human Rights Commission

NGO submissions

AI - Amnesty International
CLC - Community Law Centre
GIEACPC - Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
HRW - Human Rights Watch
ICJ - International Commission of Jurists
IHRB - Institute for Human Rights and Business
JS1 - Joint submission
JS2 - Joint submission
JS3 - Joint submission
JS4 - Joint submission
JS5 - Joint submission
JS6 - Joint submission
JS7 - Joint submission
ORF - Omega Research Foundation
PEN International
SAPRA - South African Pagan Rights Alliance
UC - Ubuntu Centre
WVSA - World Vision South Africa

UN Agencies submissions

UNESCO
UNHCR
UNHCR - Annex
UNICEF

Annex UN Agencies submissions

UNHCR - Annex

Review in the Working Group

Report of the Working group (draft)

A/HRC/WG.6/13/L.14

Questions written in advance

Advance written questions

Questions written in advance additional

Advance written questions

Adoption in the Plenary session

Report of the Working group (final)

A/HRC/21/16

Addendum

A/HRC/21/16/Add.1
A/HRC/21/16/Add.1 - Annex

Annex Addendum

A/HRC/21/16/Add.1 - Annex

Report of the HRC session

A/HRC/21/2: Report of the Human Rights Council on its twenty-first session

Oral statement by the State under Review (adoption)

Statement by South Africa

Oral statement by other stakeholders (adoption)

Action Canada for Population and Development
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
International Commission of Jurists
Joint Statement - Instituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice
Nord-Sud XXI
Save the Children

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/1/ZAF/1

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/1/ZAF/2

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/1/ZAF/3

Civil society and other submissions

NHRI submissions

South African Human Rights Commission

NGO submissions

Amnesty International
Amnesty International - Annex
Centre for Human Rights / University of Pretoria
Centre for Human Rights / University of Pretoria - Annex
Centre for the Study of Aids
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
Children Now
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Community Law Centre
Cultural Survival
Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme
Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
Human Rights Watch
Joint Working Group
Joint Working Group - Annex
Masimanyane Womens Support Centre
Reporters Sans Frontières
Reporters Sans Frontières - Annex
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation
Voice of Wrongfully Imprisoned

Annex NGO submissions

Amnesty International - Annex
Centre for Human Rights / University of Pretoria - Annex
Joint Working Group - Annex
Reporters Sans Frontières - Annex

UN Agencies submissions

UN Habitat
UN Headquarters Department of Political Affairs
UNHCR
UNICEF

Review in the Working Group

Report of the Working group (draft)

A/HRC/WG.6/1/ZAF/4
Advance Written Questions

Adoption in the Plenary session

Report of the Working group (final)

A/HRC/8/32

Report of the HRC session

A/HRC/8/52: Report of the Human Rights Council on its eight session

Oral statement by other stakeholders (adoption)

Amnesty International
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
Human Rights Watch

UPR Info's Work in the Country

UPR Info supports a number of countries across Asia and Africa during the UPR cycle. The beneficiaries of these efforts range from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), parliamentarians, government officials, the judiciary, students, and media representatives. The UPR Info In-Country Programme supports local ownership and a human rights-based approach. It has been designed to adapt to the needs of national stakeholders and to the context of the target country. 

 

Below you can find more about our work in South Africa

  • Step 1 – February 2022