May 2011-January 2012
PDF Format: Lesson Series 66
Universal Periodic Review, established by the UN General Assembly in
2006, is a process through which the human rights records of the United
Nations’ member states can be reviewed and assessed. It is based upon
human rights obligations and commitments expressed in the UN Charter and
other international human rights instruments.
The process can be made use of by both states and concerned NGOs, to ensure a better outcome and realization of rights.