UPR Info Tutorials

Welcome to UPR Info's tutorials on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council. We aim at raising awareness among governments, institutions and civil society on the modalities and goals of the UPR. In order to give you the tools to participate in the UPR, we made three different tutorials, focused namely on: (1) the UPR Process, (2) states and (3) civil society (stakeholders).

Please note that the information included in the tutorials is up-to-date in accordance with the revision of the UPR and its second cycle (2012-2016).

UPR Process
This first tutorial is the main entry point to the UPR. It presents the history and the roots of the UPR, its rules, methods and main outcomes. A test concludes the tutorial.
TUTO UPR Process
State under Review
The UPR is a State-driven exercise. States have the responsibility to produce a national report, to lead national consultations, etc. The point of view adopted is strictly focused on the State under Review, and aims at presenting key points each State to be reviewed should be aware of. A test concludes the tutorial.
Civil society
Although States are reviewed and that only States are entitled to make recommendations during the UPR, "other stakeholders" (namely civil society, institutions or individuals) are key in the UPR process: they can participate by sending their own observations before the UPR and can advocate States to raise their recommendations. This tutorial presents notably the guidelines set up by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, advice on how civil society should engage in the process and is concluded by a test.
Civil society