Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review is a U.N. Human Rights Council mechanism to review its 193 member nations periodically in a public forum where citizens of member nations provide testimony about human rights violations.

In 2010, the UPR was initiated after being created by the United Nations General Assembly.

The United States hosted its review in 2010, and for indigenous peoples several host sites were coordinated for American citizens to provide testimony to the United States representatives, one of which was in Window Rock, Navajo Nation (Arizona), the capital of the Navajo Nation.

Recently, the United States accepted the following recommendations either in whole or in part which they received during the U.N. Human Rights Council UPR process. The recommendations in whole and in part are divided into the ten thematic categories:

  • Civil Rights and Racial and Ethnic Discrimination;
  • Criminal Justice Issues;
  • Indigenous Issues;
  • National Security;
  • Immigration;
  • Labor and Trafficking;
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Measures;
  • The Environment;
  • Domestic Implementation of Human Rights; and
  • Treaties and International Human Rights Mechanisms.

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Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission: Shadow Report for Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America