The United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report study on member countries is one of the most important steps taken by the Human Rights Council in recent years. Member states can thus explain the measures taken on human rights. Other countries can ask questions and non-governmental organizations can contribute to the discussions. The review takes place in the form of discussion, all UN member states can ask their questions, and an interactive discussion atmosphere is created. The meeting takes about 3 hours for each country. In the final report from the UN, recommendations are made for the country concerned. Non-governmental organizations also submit their reports to the UN in order to contribute to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report, which is published every 5 years.
In this context, as the Academics at Risk Platform, we submitted the following report to the UN in July 2019.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) discussed personal or collective complaints and texts on human rights violations in Turkey on 28 January 2020, in Geneva. The United Nations last UPR reports on Turkey were published in the most recent 2010 and 2015.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report on Turkey at the end of January 2020.