International Human Rights Monitoring

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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 2019

The next US UPR runs from April 2019 through April 2020. All submissions of reports are due October 3, 2019.
The Human Rights Cities Alliance is organizing a UPR Cities Project to help cities and communities organize consultations and develop local reports that can both inform local leaders about human rights conditions and inform the national stakeholder report we will submit through the US Human Rights Network.

Relevant Prior Documentation

Official Reports

Civil Society/Stakeholder Reports

Other Documentation on US Human Rights Practices

Other International Monitoring Bodies and Oversight Procedures

Learning Tools: Background on International Human Rights Review Processes

Toolkits and Templates

Tips for Preparing a Report to International Human Rights Review Processes
Expert working group on People of African Descent: Submission Template for US Civil Society