The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.
The UPR sessions are carried out once every four years and a half. From 21 October to 1 November 2013, the UPR Working Group will hold its 17th session examining the human rights situation in the following countries: Belize, China, Central African Republic, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Mauritius, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, and Senegal. Since Mexico will next be subjected to the review 23 October, 2013, Educa will be supplying updates on the most recent press announcements, information and news regarding the release of the UPR 2013.
DATE OF NEXT REVIEW:
23 October 2013, 9:00 – 12:30
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