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International Law: Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional 2008, 12

Autor: Juliana Vengoechea-Barrios

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International Law: Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional ISSN: 1692-8156 revistascientificasjaveriana@gmail.com Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia Vengoechea-Barrios, Juliana The universal periodic review: a new hope for International Human Rights Law or a reformulation of errors of the past? International Law: Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional, núm.
12, enero-junio, 2008, pp.
101116 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=82420300005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN:1692-8156 THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW: A NEW HOPE FOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW OR A REFORMULATION OF ERRORS OF THE PAST? Juliana Vengoechea-Barrios* Fecha de recepción: 10 de agosto de 2008 Fecha de aceptación: 1 de octubre de 2008 Abstract * The following article looks into the newly created Universal Periodic Review, a mechanism for the evaluation of the human rights situation of all United Nations State members, briefly explaining the origin of the Universal Periodic Review, as well as the objectives it pursues, the principles that guide the process and the different stages of carrying out the review itself.
The article also refers to the experiences of three countries that were reviewed under during, namely, Brazil, South Africa and Poland, in order to illustrate how the Universal Periodic Review operates in practice, thereby attempting to give the reader a basic understanding of why this new mechanism was created, how it is structured, its innovations and intention to correct both problems and flaws of the past and the transition of the review from paper to practice. Key words: United Nations Human Rights Council; United Nations Commission ...





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