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Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights

Towards Best Practice

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The Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, which came into effect in 2008, has established itself as a mechanism with huge potential and which promotes dialogue and a level playing field for all countries undergoing the review of their human rights record.



Building on the Commonwealth Secretariat’s observations and analysis of the process, and the seminars it has conducted with member states, Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights consolidates the lessons learned so far, speaking equally to the three major stakeholders in the process – to states, to national human rights institutions, and to civil society organisations.



An effective UPR mechanism will enhance the promotion of human rights across the world. It is therefore essential for the key players to understand and advance the UPR process including at the implementation phase.



This publication describes UPR, shares experiences and provides analysis of the Commonwealth countries that reported in the first year of the UPR process.

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How the UPR Works for Non-governmental Organisations

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) made six submissions to the UPR pro cess in 2008. The submissions focused on countries where the CHRI has ongoing projects, where it has sufficient secondary data to prepare reports and where there are constraints on other CSO partners in making submissions to the Human Rights Council.

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