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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) started by the UN in 2006, aims at reviewing the situation of human rights in a given country. The first round for all countries ended in 2011; the second cycle started in June 2012 and will review 42 countries every year, meaning that within four and a half years all UN Member States will be reviewed.

The third cycle will begin in April/May 2017: click here to access a tentative calendar of reviews.
Third cycle: new technical guidelines for NGO submissions

The reviews develop in five stages:

NGOs get to contribute at each stage of the process but more specifically on two separate occasions: