Each UPR session should have a concluding statement of the review, including conclusions and recommendations, with an initial draft to be prepared by the session rapporteur. The outcome document should be adopted by the HRC, and the state involved should be afforded the opportunity to submit a supplemental document that would contain any responses, clarifications, or objections to the statement.
The concluding statement may address any number of measures to assist, encourage, or require the state under review to fulfill its human rights obligations and commitments. These could include:
The UPR process should also include a mechanism for follow up on the conclusions reached and recommendations made. One possibility would be for OHCHR to monitor implementation of recommendations made through the UPR process and to provide regular reports to the HRC.
August 18, 2006