The universal periodic review of the Human Rights Council

Document submitted by the ICJ to the UN Human Rigths Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review on 15 August 2006.

1. The General Assembly Resolution

In Resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, establishing the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly decided:

“That the Council shall, inter alia: […](e) Undertake a universal periodic review, based on objective and reliable information, of the fulfilment by each state of its human rights obligations and commitments in a manner which ensures universality of coverage and equal treatment with respect to all states.

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