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General information, overviews, guidelines and toolkits for the Universal Periodic Review

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Title: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) - Powerpoint Presentation
Date of publication: 01 December 2009
Description/subject: Presentation to the ND-Burma 16th MB Meeting...Overview of the process with a focus on the forthcoming UPR session on Burma (February 2011) and what Burma groups can do
Author/creator: Cheery Zahau
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB)
Format/size: ppt
Date of entry/update: 25 January 2010


Title: (Asian) Regional Universal Periodic Review Briefing
Description/subject: N.B. IF THIS LINK IS DOWN TRY LATER... Documents for the Second Regional Universal Periodic Review Briefing (16-17 November 2009, Bangkok) Resolutions and Decisions: * GA 60/251 * HRC 5/1 (extracts) * HRC Dec. 6/102 * PRST/8/1 * PRST/9/2... OHCHR Briefing and Information Material: * UPR Calendar 1st cycle (Global) * UPR Calendar 1st cycle (South-East Asia) * UPR fact sheet * Technical guidelines for stakeholders * Deadlines for the submission of stakeholders’ information * Terms of Reference – Voluntary Trust Fund for the Participation in the UPR... UPR Documentation: * Indonesia: National report, Compilation of UN information, Summary of stakeholders’ submissions, Advance questions, Working group report, outcome decision, Plenary document. * Malaysia: National report, Compilation of UN information, Summary of stakeholders’ submissions, Advance questions, Working group report, outcome decision, Plenary document. * Republic of Korea:Addendum
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://bangkok.ohchr.org/news/events/upr-briefing-2009/
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRMain.aspx
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2011


Title: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) - OHCHR web-page
Description/subject: Main OHCHR page on the UPR..."The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed. The UPR was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which established the Human Rights Council itself. It is a cooperative process which, by 2011, will have reviewed the human rights records of every country. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists. The UPR is one of the key elements of the new Council which reminds States of their responsibility to fully respect and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The ultimate aim of this new mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur..."
Language: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 December 2009


Title: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Reports
Description/subject: Various documents on the UPR
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Service for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2010


Title: UPR-info.org
Description/subject: Very useful site - "The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new and unique mechanism of the United Nations which started in April 2008 and consisting of the review of the human rights practices of all States in the world, once every four years. You will find on this website all the documents available on the UPR, including: States and NGOs reports; OHCHR summaries and compilations; summaries of each review; reports of the Working Group; final outcomes with recommendations; webcasts of the UPR sessions; press statements by NGOs and analyses by UPR Info and other NGOs as well as detailed explanations on how to engage in the process:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UPR-info.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2010


Title: Website of the Bangkok Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Description/subject: Many useful documents on the UPR. N.B. IF THIS SITE IS DOWN, TRY LATER
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Civil Society Participation in the Universal Periodic Review
Date of publication: 2012
Description/subject: Powerpoint presentation...undated
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International
Format/size: ppt
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2010


Title: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR): The State and Civil Society Processes
Date of publication: 01 December 2009
Description/subject: What is the UPR?...What is the HRC?...The UPR Process...Troika...What does the Troika do?...State under Review...Outcome Document...State Obligations...SPDC......Civil Society: Submit Report...Lobby Strategy...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB)
Format/size: pdf (62K)
Date of entry/update: 25 January 2010


Title: The Universal Periodic Review Handbook
Date of publication: 08 June 2009
Description/subject: This handbook has been updated to reflect new developments and practices during the last sessions of the UPR. It identifies and explains key stages of the process and provides guidelines and recommendations to prepare submissions and advocacy activities within all the UPR process.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)
Format/size: pdf (109K)
Date of entry/update: 26 January 2010


Title: INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES FOR RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW MECHANISM
Date of publication: July 2008
Description/subject: A detailed set of guidelines on how to prepare submissions for the UPR
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (231K)
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2010


Title: Fact Sheet: Human Rights Council – Universal Periodic Review
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (252K)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2010


Title: Universal Periodic Review Toolkit
Description/subject: Emphasis on how the UPR can contribute to children's rights
Language: English
Source/publisher: Child Rights Information Network
Format/size: pdf (586K)
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2010


Title: UPR Calendar 2008-2011 ASEAN & other Asia-Pacific Countries
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (5.82 K)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2010