International Human Rights Monitoring
International Human Rights Monitoring We know that political leaders will not follow human rights obligations without pressure from attentive and informed residents working to ensure that international rights standards are honored in local practices. This takes work to learn about what specific legal obligations national and local leaders have and to monitor local practices to make sure they conform to international expectations. Through the US Human Rights Network, we're able to come together as grassroots US human rights organizers to draw international attention to the gaps between US international legal commitments and the actual practices in the communities where we live.
Universal Periodic Review The next US UPR runs from April 2019 through September 2019.
- UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights--Resource page on Universal Periodic Review
- Statistics Database: Look up recommendations made to all governments to improve human rights practices--this website allows users to track progress and view government responses to UPR recommendations.
Prior UPR Documentation
- 2015 US Human Rights Network Compilation
- 2010 Shadow Report- USHRN
- 2010 submission on racial health disparities and discrimination
Background on Human Rights International Monitoring and Review Processes
- Advancing Racial Justice and Human Rights: Rights-Based Strategies for the Current Era
- UN Training Manual
- UN Human Rights Handbook
Documentation on US Human Rights Practices