What is the Universal Peer Review (UPR) Process?

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This is a peer-to-peer review of state record on human rights by United Nations member states. 

Kenya’s third Universal Peer Review (UPR) is planned to take place on 23rd January, 2019. 

In January, Kenya will not be the only state to be peer reviewed because 13 other states will be reviewed. 


  • National Report 
  • United Nations Information 
  • Stakeholders information by CSOs and other non-state actors also known as shadow report; 

Once a state like receives recommendations, she embarks on their implementations. 

Outcomes of UPR

Kenya has made some progress in this regards. For instance, the establishment of Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) was a recommendation which came out of the UPR process. Secondly, the vetting of judges and magistrates which we witnessed in the recent past was a product of the UPR process. Finally, the provision of sanitary pads for prison inmates is also an outcome of the UPR. 





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Geoffrey Kerosi, B. Econ & Statistics, MPPA is a prolific Kenyan writer based in Nairobi City. Email: info@kerosi.com. Whatsapp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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