UN Human Rights Council: The Universal Periodic Review

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When the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to create the Human Rights Council in 2006, their plan included the creation of an unprecedented global framework by which the 47-member Council would sit in judgment of all 192 UN Member Nations every four years regarding their human rights record. That framework is the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and as the UN said, “no other universal mechanism of this kind exists.” For the review, any nation can submit a question for the nation under review to answer; and non-governmental organizations, human rights institutions and “other stakeholders” can write and submit reports that may be included in the review process.

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