Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which

involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member

States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the

Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State

to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights

situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to

ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights

situations are assessed. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to

improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human

rights violations wherever they occur. Currently, no other universal

mechanism of this kind exists.


For more information, please visit:


Geneva Institute
for Human Rights

GIHR is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Geneva.

Email: info@gihr.org

Tel: 0041 22 788 50 15

Chemin de Balexert 9

1219 Châtelaine 

Geneva - Switzerland

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