The Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council - a hope for universal coverage and equal treatment of states?

Chernikova, Tatiana (2008) The Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council - a hope for universal coverage and equal treatment of states? EHRAC bulletin (10). pp. 3-4.

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Abstract

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 60/251 mandated the Human Rights Council to undertake a universal periodic review, based on objective and reliable information, of the fulfilment by each state of its human rights obligations in a manner which ensures universality of coverage and equal treatment with respect to all states. All member states of the Council are to be reviewed during their term of membership. At its fifth session, the Council adopted, in resolution 5/1, detailed provisions regarding the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. This article explores the bases for the review, its advantages and challenges, and its features.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; Universal Periodic Review; UPR; United Nations Human Rights Council; UN Human Rights Council
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 11:55
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/502

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