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Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights: Towards Best Practice  
Purna Sen (Editor)

Size: 240 mm x 170 mm
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Categories: Human Rights

ISBN No: 978-1-84929-005-0

Format: Paperback|  E-book

Publication Date: 08-2009
Number of Pages: 138

Status: In stock

Price: £ 50.00    [Currency converter]  


Description

The Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, which came into effect in 2008, has established itself as a mechanism with huge potential and which promotes dialogue and a level playing field for all countries undergoing the review of their human rights record.

Building on the Commonwealth Secretariat’s observations and analysis of the process, and the seminars it has conducted with member states, Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights consolidates the lessons learned so far, speaking equally to the three major stakeholders in the process – to states, to national human rights institutions, and to civil society organisations.

An effective UPR mechanism will enhance the promotion of human rights across the world. It is therefore essential for the key players to understand and advance the UPR process including at the implementation phase.

This publication describes UPR, shares experiences and provides analysis of the Commonwealth countries that reported in the first year of the UPR process.

Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

Foreword

Introduction

Collaborating with the Commonwealth Secretariat

Introduction to the Universal Periodic Review Process

The Universal Periodic Review as Mechanism and Process

 

Section I. HOW THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW WORKS

How the UPR Works for States

How the UPR Works for National Human Rights Institutions

How the UPR Works for Non-governmental Organisations

 

Section II. WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED?

The Commonwealth Secretariat

The Experience of a Small State

What National Human Rights Institutions Can Do to Get the Most from the UPR

What Civil Society Organisations Can Do to Get the Most from the UPR

 

Section III. THE FIRST YEAR OF THE UPR: ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY

UPR Year One

Analysis of Topics Raised

Summary of Recommendations

 

ANNEXES

1. Human Rights Council Resolution 5 ⁄ 1

2. General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the UPR

3. Guide to Best Practice Flowchart

4. Trust Funds

5. Information and Guidelines for Stakeholders on the UPR Mechanism

6. Different Methodologies Used by Commonwealth Countries in their National Consultation Processes

7. Ratifications of and Signatures to Key Human Rights Treaties by Commonwealth Countries in 2008

8. Composition of Commonwealth Delegations at UPR Sessions in 2008

9. Timetable of Commonwealth Countries Reporting in 2008

10. Models Applied by Commonwealth Countries in Responding to Recommendations

11. Notes on Contributors

 

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Universal Periodic Review: Lessons, Hopes and Expectations

Purna Sen (Author)
Publication Date: 07-2011
Stock Status: In stock

Format: Paperback|  E-book
ISBN No: 978-1-84929-043-2
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Draws together the lessons of Commonwealth countries’ experiences in 2008 and 2009, and hopes and expectations for the future of UPR.

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