Author: WatchProgramme for Women’s Empowerment.
Publishing place: Islamabad.
Publishing year: 2011.
What is the HRC?
What is the UPR?
The UPR Process and Pakistan.
Annex A: Report of the Working Group on the UPR of Pakistan including ‘Conclusion and/or recommendations’.
Annex B: Statement by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UN.
Annex C: Table: Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (Second Cycle).
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a relatively new human rights mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC), which work closely with the UN Special Procedures established by the former Commission on Human Rights and assumed by the Council. The Government of Pakistan appeared before the Working Group of the HRC in 2008 for a review, following which a list of recommendations was passed by the Working Group, which were partially accepted by the Government of Pakistan.
This booklet, compiled by the Legislative WatchProgramme for Women’s Empowerment (LWPWE) of Aurat Foundation, is aimed at providing the basic information and facts on the Human Rights Council and UPR process and collecting some of the relevant documentation concerning Pakistan reference to its review held in 2008.