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
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.
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.