On October 24, the UN Council on Human Rights members will meet in Geneva to review the situation with the protection of human rights in Ukraine in accordance with the procedure, known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

The UPR is an instrument for the protection of human rights established by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006.

The implementation of human rights obligations and the obligations of the UN member states within this framework are reviewed every four and a half years. Ukraine underwent its first review on May 13, 2008 and received 40 recommendations.

The second review of Ukraine will be held for the second time on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Throughout 2012, all interested parties have been preparing for the UPR session, information from different sources have been collected.

Three reports are to become the basis for the Universal Periodic Review of Ukraine on October 24. Among them - the national report prepared by the Government, a compilation of reports from other participants, including NGOs, international organizations and the institution of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.

The review will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in form of a 3.5-hour interactive dialogue between the state under review and other countries - members of the UN.

Following the results, recommendations to Ukraine will be made public, which Ukraine will need to comment on during the first plenary session of the Human Rights Council in 2013.

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