Reading time: 2 minutes This month, fourteen  countries are being reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review Process. Our aim with this post is to provide you with opportunities to get involved by helping you understand the UPR process, and then providing  you resources through which you could follow the process virtually.…

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When it comes to human and civil rights, is your government living up to its obligations? You can help hold it accountable by engaging with the Human Rights Committee, a UN body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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This compendium aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for civil society actors engaging in the third cycle of the UPR and is presented in four parts. Part 1 offers a concise introduction to the UPR. Following this, Part 2 provides an up to date guide for civil society on how best to engage with the UPR. Part 3 offers advice, and examples of best practices, for strengthening national CSO coalitions, specifically relating to the UPR. Finally, Part 4 provides non-state actors in the UPR with a resources toolkit for engagement.

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A Toolkit for state and local human rights and human relations commissions, providing information about a recent review of the United States’ human rights record under the United Nations’ Universal Periodic review. It revealed a number of areas in which the United States can improve local conditions on issues that state and local agencies confront on a routine basis.

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