The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.
Canada underwent its last Universal Periodic Review in 2012. NGOs were invited to consult with the Continuing Committee of Official on Human Rights prior to and following the review, and were also permitted to submit shadow/parallel reports to the United Nations.
- CFUW and National Council of Women Joint Submission to Canada’s UPR 2012
- Submission to the Government of Canada re: UPR Process 2012
- Letter to Foreign Affairs Minister re: Acceptance and Rejection of UPR recommendations 2012
- Joint NGO Statement on Canada’s Universal Periodic Review, September 2008
- CFUW Submission on Canada’s Universal Periodic Review, September 2008