The Universal Periodic Review Process

The Universal Periodic Review is a unique process which involves a peer review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four and a half years. It aims to improve the human rights situation in all countries, by creating a process where governments are held to account by other countries for their human rights situation. The second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review will be completed in 2016.

The CFNHRI is committed to encouraging discussion amongst its members, and will continue to facilitate formal and informal dialogue in advance of, and during, the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review which will begin in 2017. In particular, attention will be focused on supporting small institutions through the provision of guidance, augmenting technical support available from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone is the Focal Point for The Universal Periodic Review Process