The UPR, treaty bodies and Special Procedures: a connectivity study


The Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Treaty Body system and Special Procedures mechanism are supposed to be complementary and mutually reinforcing. But is this proving to be the case in practice?

This project aims to identify and understand the ways in which the three processes are complementing and supporting each other. It will look at the relationship between recommendations produced by the three mechanisms, and also at what impact UPR has had on Treaty Body reporting and Special Procedures engagement. The project, taking this analysis into account, will propose ways in which the interaction of the three processes might be strengthened