COUNTRY SCORECARD AND EVALUATION OF THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW SYSTEM OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Report by UN Watch February 6, 2009 The Report in PDF Form Key Findings and Recommendations 1. The primary innovation of the UN Human Rights Council is its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, which is meant to review the human rights records of all 192 UN member states, once every four years. According to …

New Report: U.N. Rights Council Turning into “Mutual Praise Society”

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, February 6, 2009 — The peer review sessions of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council are being misused by countries to praise allies and criticize enemies instead of highlighting genuine cases of abuse, a non-governmental human rights group said today. (Click here for 124-page …