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Overview on UN human rights mechanisms which can be used by churches

Through a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the fulfilment by each of the 193 United Nations Member States of their human rights obligations and commitments.

01 August 2015

A review of a State is based on three documents:

a- a national report prepared by the State1 under review;

b- a compilation of United Nations information on the State under review prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR);

c- and a summary of information submitted by other stakeholders (including civil society actors), also prepared by OHCHR.

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