The Universal Periodic Review ('UPR') is a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council which reviews the human rights records of all 193 United Nations Member States. Australia was last reviewed under the Universal Periodic Review in January 2011.
In March 2015, a coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) from across Australia prepared a joint NGO submission to the Australia's second review under the Universal Periodic Review. The submission was prepared with substantial input and guidance from a high-level NGO Working Group and was endorsed by over 190 organisations.
To assist States, NHRIs and NGOs to participate in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Australia in 2015, the NGO coalition has prepared a range of thematic fact sheets, which contained more detailed information:
Australia's appearance before the Human Rights Council for its UPR will take place in November. Further information is available here.