Reporting Cycle for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a peer review conducted every four years before the Human Rights Council. Rather than a review by independent experts, UPR requires the UK government to account for its performance on the full range of human rights issues before other UN Member States, who can give recommendations. The NI Executive and NICS Departments must participate in this process, so that matters relating to Northern Ireland can be responded to appropriately.