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An effective Universal Periodic Review mechanism: Amnesty International's proposal

, Index number: IOR 40/033/2006

The creation of a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is a key element of General Assembly resolution 60/251, which establishes the Human Rights Council. In this paper, Amnesty International elaborates ten principles, grounded in resolution 60/251, that should guide the development of the UPR mechanism, including assessing specific proposals. The paper further outlines a proposal for how the various modalities of the UPR can be developed as a coherent cooperative mechanism and process.

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