The UPR and other mechanisms - Introduction
The UPR, a Human Rights Mechanism
The UPR is one of many entry points for UN engagement on human rights. As a peer-review process, UPR recommendations are issued by fellow States and complement or reiterate other recommendations issued by UN expert human rights bodies such as the Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the HRC and OHCHR. When put together, these three mechanisms are mutually reinforcing and complement one another to drive progress in the field of human rights.