What is the UPR?
The UPR is a unique mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground in each of the countries that are members of the United Nations.
The US government typically submits a report to the UN explaining how they are upholding human rights in the US. However, the current administration did not elect to submit a mid-term report, which was due in May 2019, and has not yet submitted their full-term report.
US Civil Society, including grassroots orgs, activists, and non-profit organizations, also submit “stakeholder” reports explaining what is happening on the ground with various human rights -- typically contradicting the U.S. government. You can read the USHRN Executive Summary Report here.
Latest Blog Posts
Please review our webinar resources to find out more about the UPR process. We encourage grassroots activists and NGOs to take advantage of this opportunity to hold the Trump Administration accountable for its countless ongoing human rights abuses.
Join the Movement
Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates from the US Human Rights Network on the upcoming UPR and other vital human rights news.
Learn more about Working Groups, activists and advocates working on specific issue areas
Become a US Human Rights Network member for exclusive access to educational resources and movement building capacity