The Universal Periodic Review (UPR): guidelines for national human rights institutions (NHRIs)

20 May 2022

UNESCO has launched new guidelines aimed at providing practical advice to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on how the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) exercise can be used to promote access to information, freedom of expression and the safety of journalists.

The UPR is a unique, state-driven process within the UN system, involving the continuous assessment of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. It is informed by reports submitted by NHRIs, Member States, civil society organizations and UN agencies.

UNESCO´s guidelines have been specifically designed for NHRIs to maximize the use of the UPR at the country level. They provide practical examples for engaging with the UPR prior to, during and after the review.

See more on: Headquarters website

Full title: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its potential to foster freedom of expression, access to information and safety of journalists: guidelines for national human rights institutions (NHRIs)
Corporate author: UNESCO
Person as author: Jilani, Hina
Document code: CI-2022/FEJ/UPR/1
Collation: 5 pages : illustrations
Language: Russian
Also available in: English, Français, Español, العربية, 汉语
Year of publication:2022
Licence type:CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Right to Information; Access to Information; Freedom of expression; Press Freedom

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