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Universal Periodic Review
The UPR was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which established the Human Rights Council itself. It is a cooperative process which, by 2011, will have reviewed the human rights records of every country. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists. The UPR is one of the key elements of the new Council which reminds States of their responsibility to fully respect and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The ultimate aim of this new mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur.
For more information on the UPR, check the OHCHR web site
Message for Human Rights NGOs and Civil Society Organizations:
Below are the guidelines and related documents:
If you have questions, requests and/or comments, contact UNMIS Human Rights office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.