Engaging With The Unhuman Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Mechanism As An Academic

Storey, Alice (2020) Engaging With The Unhuman Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Mechanism As An Academic. Juris Poiesis, 23 (32). pp. 665-669. ISSN 2448-0517

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Abstract

Non-governmental organisations are vital to the progression and realisation of global human rights. In particular, they play a pivotal role as “Stakeholders” in the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is an innovative mechanism with the aim of ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights across the world. Stakeholders can submit individual reports, based upon experience and research, detailing both problem areas and advances in human rights on the ground in UN Member States. This paper draws upon the experiences of submitting Stakeholder reports from an academic institution through the “UPR Project at BCU,” and the recognition it has achieved to date through citations in the USA’s final 2020 Stakeholder Report. This paper also seeks to encourage further academic input to the UPR process through the submission of individual Stakeholder reports, in order for scholarly research to support human rights discourse and seek to influence change on the ground.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5935/2448-0517.20200042
Date: 14 September 2020
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Alice Storey
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 08:50
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 08:50
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11761

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