On May 11, 2015, the U.S. government was reviewed for the second time under the Universal Period Review (UPR) process, a process in which a country’s entire human rights record is examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Through shadow reports and civil society dialogue, CCR urged the U.S. government to move from rhetoric to action and to take concrete steps towards complying with its full international human rights obligations.
CCR Submissions for 2015 Universal Periodic Review
Previous UPR Review Process and Outcome
In March 2011, the United States government accepted recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council. This marked the first time the United States was reviewed under the UPR process.
In response, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following analysis:
CCR engaged with the 2010-2011 process by contributing to or authoring the following reports:
• Political Repression: Continuum of Domestic Repression
• Political Repression - Political Prisoners
• Human Rights Abuses Committed by the New York Police Department
• The Persistence, in the United States, of Discriminatory Profiling Based on Race, Ethnicity, Religion and National Origin
• Stakeholder Submission on United States Obligations to Respect, Protect and Remedy Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities