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The Periodic Review per UN Member State takes place every 4 years as part of the Universal Periodic Review (Interaction Dictionary page).


Name1 Periodic Review (per UN Member State)
Target Outcome An assessment to what extent the UN Member State respects its human rights obligations contained in: The United Nations Charter (Actor Atlas page); The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Actor Atlas page); Human rights instruments (covenants, conventions and other treaties) to which the State is a party; Voluntary pledges and commitments made by the State; Applicable international humanitarian law.
Social actors and roles State under review; UPR Working Group; Troika states (three states assisting a State review); OHCHR
Trigger or preceding interaction Accession to UN and ratification of human rights treaties by the State.
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Inputs and outputs Input: 1)information provided by the State under review, which can take the form of a “national report”; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information from other stakeholders including non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions. Output: the “outcome report”, provides a summary of the actual discussion. It therefore consists of the questions, comments and recommendations made by States to the country under review, as well as the responses by the reviewed State.
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Part of Universal Periodic Review (Interaction Dictionary page)
Parts Information provision by the state under review; Reporting as part of Special Procedures, by human right treaty bodies (listed at human rights treaty bodies (Actor Atlas page); Reporting by other stakeholders (NGO's and national human right institutions).
Succeeding Interactions
Action Realm Monitoring & Evaluation
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