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Uruguay

Human Rights Report (UY0120)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the Directorate for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Support Institution(s): State actors All the institutions that make up the National Mechanism (32 institutions as detailed below) CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups CSO called upon by application of Decree 85/2018 All the institutions that make up the National Mechanism Inter-institutional Network (32): Executive Branch: Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC), Ministry of the Interior (MINTERIOR), Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), Ministry of Housing, Land Management and Environment (MVOTMA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRREE), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP), Ministry of National Defence (MDN), Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), Ministry of Health (MS), Ministry of Work and Social Security (MTSS), Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP), Office of Budget and Planning (OPP), National Statistics Institute (INE), Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (SDH), E-Government and Information Society Agency (AGESIC); Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI); National Civil Service Office (ONSC); Decentralized Services: National Institute of Social Inclusion of Adolescents (INISA), State Sanitary Works Administration (OSE), Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents (INAU), State Health Services Administration (ASSE), Office of the Attorney General of Uruguay (FGN), National Postal Administration (ANC); Autonomous State Entities: Social Security Institution (BPS), National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Judicial Branch (PJ), Legislative Branch (PL - both Houses), Parliamentary Commissioner for Prison System (CP); Departmental Governments: Departmental Government of Montevideo; Observers: National Human Rights Institution of Uruguay and Ombudsman's Office (INDDHH)

Policy Areas

Civic Space, Defending Journalists and Activists, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Human Rights, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Human Rights Reports: New participatory mechanisms
Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to June 2020.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the
Directorate for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
New commitment.
Theme: Human Rights, Citizen Participation
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To set up a new participatory and transparent process for the
preparation of reports on UN recommendations on Human
Rights received by Uruguay.
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
The National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow-up of
Recommendations on Human Rights, the System for
Monitoring Recommendations (SIMORE) that is currently in
place, and the Dialogue and Consultation System, a platform
for dialogue between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil
society (within the framework of the National Mechanism
Dec.85/2018) were not available for the preparation of Human
Rights reports.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
The new process will allow civil society to have better access
to information related to the recommendations adopted by the
State with respect to Human Rights, both through the existence
of a National Mechanism, which includes the information
published in the SIMORE Software (System for Monitoring
Recommendations), and through the Dialogue and
Consultation System, which facilitates interaction with
organized civil society.
Furthermore, civil society, the academia and State agencies
will be able to participate and make consultations and
comments on the reports through the Dialogue and
Consultation System platform.
For the first time, this process will be used to prepare the
national report to the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review
(UPR). This experience will serve as a background for the
elaboration of future reports to be submitted by Uruguay to the
following UN Treaty Bodies: Human Rights Committee (2019),
Committee on Enforced Disappearances (2019), Committee on
the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers (2019),
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
(2020) and Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (2020).
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
The introduction of a new process promotes transparency and
citizen participation, through access to public information on
the implementation of the recommendations received by
Uruguay of the Universal System for the Protection of Human
Rights.
Additional information
This commitment is related in a cross-cutting manner to the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs), but directly linked with Goal No.16 "Peace, justice and solid institutions" (targets 6, 7
and 10) since it is based on an approach in which the promotion and protection of human
rights are fundamental to strengthen the rule of law and ensure equal access for all.
It should be noted that, within the framework of SDG 16, the Executive Branch passed Decree
358/016, which provides information on the work of the Inter-institutional Network of Focal
Points. The work of the Inter-institutional Network is carried out through thematic/population
round-table discussions: "Women"; "Children and Adolescents"; "Persons deprived of liberty";
"Discrimination"; "Memory, Truth, Justice and guarantees of non-recurrence"; "Institutional
Strengthening" and "Persons with Disabilities". It is important to note that the Round-table
discussions on "Persons with Disabilities" feature the continued participation of civil society,
which contributes to strengthening the institutional framework.
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones
Start date End date
To call for civil society through the Dialogue and
Consultation System to access the draft of the national
report submitted to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and
to submit inputs for the preparation of the final national
report.6
September 2018 October 2018
To monitor the implementation of the UPR recommendations
through the National Mechanism for Reporting and Followup of Recommendations. During this period, exchanges will
take place between the MRREE and civil society within the
framework of the Dialogue and Consultation System in order
to present (the Ministry) or request information (civil society)
on the degree of implementation of the recommendations
received during the January 2019 review.
June 2019 June 2020
To call upon civil society through the Dialogue and
Consultation System to access the draft of the mid-term
national report, to obtain inputs and comments on the
degree of implementation of the recommendations received
by Uruguay during the January 2019 review.
June 2019 June 2020
Contact information
Name of the responsible person Ambassador Daniel Castillos
Title, Department Deputy Director-General of the
Directorate-General for Political Affairs
Email address and phone number politica@mrree.gub.uy
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Ms. Paula Rolando
Title, Department Assistant Director of the Directorate for
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Email address and phone number Derechos.humanos@mrree.gub.uy
902 7806

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A report will be drafted at each stage of the process providing information on the stage
and will be published on the Dialogue and Consultation System web site
(sdc.mrree.gub.uy)
Other actors involved
State actors All the institutions that make up the
National Mechanism (32 institutions as
detailed below)
CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working
groups
CSO called upon by application of Decree
85/2018
All the institutions that make up the National Mechanism Inter-institutional Network (32):
Executive Branch: Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), Ministry of Education and Culture
(MEC), Ministry of the Interior (MINTERIOR), Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM),
Ministry of Housing, Land Management and Environment (MVOTMA), Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MRREE), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture
and Fisheries (MGAP), Ministry of National Defence (MDN), Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR),
Ministry of Health (MS), Ministry of Work and Social Security (MTSS), Ministry of Transport
and Public Works (MTOP), Office of Budget and Planning (OPP), National Statistics Institute
(INE), Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (SDH), E-Government and
Information Society Agency (AGESIC); Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation
(AUCI); National Civil Service Office (ONSC); Decentralized Services: National Institute of
Social Inclusion of Adolescents (INISA), State Sanitary Works Administration (OSE),
Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents (INAU), State Health Services
Administration (ASSE), Office of the Attorney General of Uruguay (FGN), National Postal
Administration (ANC); Autonomous State Entities: Social Security Institution (BPS), National
Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Judicial Branch (PJ), Legislative Branch (PL -
both Houses), Parliamentary Commissioner for Prison System (CP); Departmental
Governments: Departmental Government of Montevideo; Observers: National Human Rights
Institution of Uruguay and Ombudsman's Office (INDDHH)

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For commitment details, see the original Year 1 report: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/Uruguay_Mid-term_...


Uruguay's Commitments

  1. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, E-Government

  2. Environmental Complaints' Management System

    UY0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Monitoring and Reporting on Climate Change

    UY0101, 2018, E-Government

  4. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, E-Government

  5. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, E-Government

  6. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Complaint Reception and Processing System

    UY0105, 2018, E-Government

  8. Electoral Process Data

    UY0106, 2018,

  9. National Transparency Index

    UY0107, 2018, E-Government

  10. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. State Web Portal

    UY0110, 2018, E-Government

  13. Access to Judicial Processes

    UY0111, 2018, E-Government

  14. Public Hearings on Video

    UY0112, 2018, E-Government

  15. Transparency of Statistical Information of the Judicial Branch

    UY0113, 2018, E-Government

  16. Open Municipalities

    UY0114, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Canelones' Participation System

    UY0115, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open Government Culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  21. Human Rights Education Plan

    UY0119, 2018, Human Rights

  22. Human Rights Report

    UY0120, 2018, Civic Space

  23. Sustainable Development Strategy

    UY0121, 2018, Public Participation

  24. Gender and Youth Perspective in Rural Areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  25. Observatory for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  26. Improve Diversity in Government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

  27. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Capacity Building

  28. Social Programs

    UY0126, 2018, E-Government

  29. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Justice

  30. Open Cadastre

    UY0128, 2018, E-Government

  31. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0129, 2018, Capacity Building

  32. National Energy Efficiency Plan

    UY0130, 2018, Capacity Building

  33. Industry, Energy and Mining Data Publication

    UY0131, 2018, E-Government

  34. Information on Seized Goods and Foreign Trade Operations

    UY0132, 2018, E-Government

  35. Accountability for the Commitments of the Departmental Government of Rivera

    UY0133, 2018, E-Government

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, E-Government

  38. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, E-Government

  39. Cybersecurity Strategy

    UY0137, 2018, E-Government

  40. Data for Social Development

    UY0088, 2016, Capacity Building

  41. Citizen Access Point

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Publishing Services and Devices in the Area of ​​Domestic Violence

    UY0090, 2016, Open Data

  43. Adoption of Standard Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Capacity Building

  44. Financial Information Accessible and Open

    UY0092, 2016, Capacity Building

  45. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Access to Information and Open Data in Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Capacity Building

  48. Data and Information Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Capacity Building

  49. Departmental Policy Open Data

    UY0094, 2016, Capacity Building

  50. Starred commitment Departmental Policy Open Government

    UY0095, 2016, Capacity Building

  51. System Monitoring Utility Citizen

    UY0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Closeness Government: Council of Ministers Open

    UY0059, 2016, E-Government

  53. National Youth Advisory Council

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  54. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay (Phase2)

    UY0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  55. Promote and Strengthen the Autonomy of the Consultative Council of Civil Society Set up Under Law 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  56. Observatory Institutional Information and Statistical Data on Socio-Educational Policy in the Inisa

    UY0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  57. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  58. Follow the Recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  59. Nominations of Experts in the Universal System of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (UN) and Inter-American System

    UY0067, 2016, Capacity Building

  60. Dialogue for the Analysis of the Impact of Information Society on Human Rights

    UY0065, 2016, Capacity Building

  61. Access to Information in the Judiciary

    UY0068, 2016, Capacity Building

  62. Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Environmental Monitoring Points

    UY0070, 2016, Capacity Building

  64. Uruguay Species List

    UY0071, 2016, Capacity Building

  65. Starred commitment National Water Plan

    UY0072, 2016, Capacity Building

  66. Postal Dialogue

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Opening Data from the National Directorate of Industry

    UY0074, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  68. Publication of Energy Data

    UY0075, 2016, E-Government

  69. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Capacity Building

  70. Formalize Building Maintenance in Schools Full Time: a Participatory Alternative

    UY0077, 2016, Capacity Building

  71. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  72. Publication of Statistical Information on Socio-Educational Activities for Social Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty

    UY0079, 2016, Capacity Building

  73. Art Education: Dissemination of Educational Proposals and Preparation of a Conceptual Framework for Improving Public Policy

    UY0080, 2016, Capacity Building

  74. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Capacity Building

  75. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Capacity Building

  76. Starred commitment Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0083, 2016, Capacity Building

  77. Open Data and Statistics

    UY0086, 2016, Capacity Building

  78. Who Controls What? Online Catalog of the Functions and Powers of Existing Control State Agencies

    UY0087, 2016, Capacity Building

  79. Monitoring of Non-Ionizing Radiation and Publication of Information

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  80. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay

    UY0019, 2014, Capacity Building

  81. Open Government: Everyone's Business and All

    UY0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  82. Open Government Funds

    UY0021, 2014, Public Participation

  83. E-Collaboration Citizen: Tramites.Gub.Uy

    UY0022, 2014, E-Government

  84. Affirmative Action for People of African Descent: Transparency and Accountability

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  85. Improvement Plan Instances of Citizen Participation and the Link with Citizens Through the Inter Tables Public Social Policies

    UY0024, 2014, Capacity Building

  86. Urban Development Program "Barrio De Las Artes"

    UY0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  87. Dialogue and Consultation System

    UY0026, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Promotion and Dissemination of the Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0027, 2014, Capacity Building

  89. E-Access: National System Requirements for Access to Public Information

    UY0028, 2014, E-Government

  90. Responses to Requests for Access to Public Information

    UY0029, 2014, Right to Information

  91. Accessible Wide Board

    UY0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  92. Single Point of Access to Statistical Information Available in the State

    UY0031, 2014, E-Government

  93. Open Government Data

    UY0032, 2014, Capacity Building

  94. Open Data for Policy Analysis

    UY0033, 2014, E-Government

  95. Starred commitment Cadastre Open

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publication of Microdata Social Programs in Open Format

    UY0035, 2014, E-Government

  97. Dissemination of Information for the Exercise of the Rights of Users of Health

    UY0036, 2014, E-Government

  98. Open Data Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparency in the Lifecycle of Projects Uruguayan Law

    UY0038, 2014, Capacity Building

  100. Observatory Public Procurement

    UY0039, 2014, E-Government

  101. Starred commitment Single Sign-State Suppliers

    UY0040, 2014, E-Government

  102. National Public Software

    UY0041, 2014, Capacity Building

  103. Transparency in the Management of Cultural Projects

    UY0042, 2014, E-Government

  104. Transparency in the State Project Portfolio

    UY0043, 2014, E-Government

  105. Simplification Program and Online Procedures

    UY0044, 2014, E-Government

  106. Processing ID documents (CI) Abroad

    UY0045, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration

  107. Interactive Travel Itineraries

    UY0046, 2014, E-Government

  108. Certificate Issuing Service MiPyme Online

    UY0047, 2014, E-Government

  109. Map of the Education Offered by the National Administration of Public Education

    UY0048, 2014, E-Government

  110. New Web Portal for the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    UY0049, 2014, Capacity Building

  111. Spatial Data Infrastructure

    UY0050, 2014, Capacity Building

  112. Starred commitment Citizen Points

    UY0051, 2014, E-Government

  113. Integration of the National Resource Guide with Geographic Information System

    UY0052, 2014, E-Government

  114. Made for Youth

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  115. Daily Closing Quotes Central Bank of Uruguay

    UY0054, 2014, E-Government

  116. Mobile Government

    UY0055, 2014, E-Government

  117. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  118. Quality Virtual Interaction with Citizenship

    UY0057, 2014, E-Government

  119. Starred commitment Integrated Management System Municipal Claims

    UY0058, 2014, E-Government

  120. Access to Public Information

    UY0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  121. Strengthen the Culture of Transparency

    UY0002, 2012, Capacity Building

  122. National Transparency Award

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Citizen Participation

    UY0004, 2012, Public Participation

  124. Starred commitment Open Government Data

    UY0005, 2012, Capacity Building

  125. Digital Literacy Plan

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Purchasing Agency and Contracting

    UY0007, 2012, E-Government

  127. Government Resource Planning (GRP)

    UY0008, 2012,

  128. A System of Electronic Record

    UY0009, 2012, E-Government

  129. Uruguay Concursa

    UY0010, 2012, Labor

  130. National Public Software

    UY0011, 2012, E-Government

  131. Starred commitment Online Procedures and Services

    UY0012, 2012, E-Government

  132. E-Funds Citizens

    UY0013, 2012, Capacity Building

  133. Incorporate Electronic Pscs

    UY0014, 2012, E-Government

  134. Uruguayan State Portal

    UY0015, 2012, E-Government

  135. Processing System Common Passports at Consular Offices of the Republic

    UY0016, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  136. Apostille Convention

    UY0017, 2012, Records Management

  137. Starred commitment Electronic Receipt Tax

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government