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Universal Periodic Review and its Significance to State Parties’
Universal Periodic Review and its Significance to State Parties’

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Author:    WatchProgramme for  Women’s Empowerment.
Publishing place:     Islamabad.
Publishing year:       2011.
Size:  A4.



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).

About The Book

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.