- In light of the current situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, UPR Info has taken the decision to hold its Pre-sessions 36 and 37, scheduled in early October 2020 and early December 2020 respectively, in a virtual format. Participants selected to speak at these Pre-sessions will be invited to record their statement on video and will have an opportunity to answer questions from representatives of Permanent Missions after their statement is broadcasted during online Pre-sessions. In addition, all written statements provided by panellists will be posted to our website.
Author: Edward R. McMahon Ed.D, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, Department of Political Science, University of Vermont.
In the dozen years since the Universal Periodic Review became operational, it has gained a reputation as a helpful tool in promoting State adherence to human rights norms and practices. The heart of the mechanism, of course, are the recommendations that are produced by member States and then either accepted or noted by States under Review (SuRs).