Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council under which it reviews, on a regular basis, the fulfilment of the human rights obligations and commitments of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is an inter-state review process aimed at the improvement of the human rights situation on the ground.

Background information on the Universal Periodic Review

Find out more about the Universal Periodic Review, how it works and what its key objectives are.

Countries under review

In the context of specific country reviews under the Universal Periodic Review, Amnesty International provides information about the situation of human rights in the countries under review and makes recommendations to the governments concerned to address key human rights challenges as well as strengthen the process of the review

The role of civil society
While the UPR is a state-driven process, civil society plays an important role in the review. Find out more about how NGOs can engage with the UPR.

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