Universal Periodic Review

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Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new human rights mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) created on March 15, 2006 by the UN General Assembly resolution 60/251.1

The UPR reviews the fulfilment by all 192 UN member States (or countries) on their human rights obligations and commitments, as well as their progress, challenges, and needs for improvement. Countries are reviewed every four years.

The UPR was created in response to criticism that previous UN mechanisms focused too much on certain regions. The UPR is designed to be applied more universally and uniformly.

The UPR is a peer review – based on the model used by the African Union. This is an innovative and cooperative mechanism based on an interactive dialogue between the country that is reviewed and any other UN country. During this interactive dialogue, the country under review presents its report, answers questions, and receives recommendations from other countries. The interactive dialogue is followed by the informal adoption of an ―outcome document‖ that includes all the recommendations made to the country under review. The outcome document is officially adopted at the next Human Rights Council regular session.

Our Latest Submissions with our Partners – 2019-2020

  1. Joint UPR Submission on Freedom of Expression in Turkey

with

  • International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR)
  • The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC)

For The 35th Session of UPR – January-February 2020

  • UPR Submission on Violations of Non-Derogable Rights in Turkey for the 35th Session of UPR – January-February 2020
  • Joint Stakeholder Submission on violations of the property rights in Turkey

with

the Arrested Lawyers Initiative

to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review TURKEY 35th Session (Jan. Feb. 2020)

  • Joint Stakeholder Submission Turkey’s Non-Compliance with Its International Human Rights Obligations Relating to Children’s Rights

With by the HUMAN RİGHTS DEFENDERS

to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – TURKEY 35th Session (Jan.- Feb. 2020)

  • UPR Submission on Right to Privacy in Turkey

with

Foundation SERA (Stiftung für Erziehung, Ausbildung und Integration / Foundation for Education, Training and Integration) (SERA)

to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – TURKEY 35th Session (Jan.-Feb. 2020)

Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/TRindex.aspx


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