The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four and a half years.

The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights.

The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe. Currently, no other mechanism of this kind exists.

Since March 04, 2013, a new On-line UPR submissions system to register contributions for the UPR documentation from UN entities and stakeholders has been made available.

On-line UPR submission system External Website that opens in a new window

Resources on UPR

DPI is actively involved in training it's members on the process and submission of the Universal Periodic Review. Recently, workshops were conducted in Bangladesh and Mauritius on the subject which was followed by both countries submitting their reports to OHCHR. To view the reports, please click on the following links: