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Title:Comparing peer reviews: the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council and the African Peer Review Mechanism
Authors:McMahon, Edward R.ISNI
Busia, Kojo
Ascherio, Marta
Year:2013
Periodical:African and Asian Studies (ISSN 1569-2094)
Volume:12
Issue:3
Pages:266-289
Language:English
Geographic terms:world
Africa
Subjects:UN
African Peer Review Mechanism
human rights
governance
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/15692108-12341265
Abstract:The Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) reflect a growing trend in international organizations to utilize peer review processes to assess and improve member state governance and human rights performance. The two mechanisms are distinct in many ways. For example, the APRM undertakes a more in-depth and rigorous examination of a broader range of issues. Both review mechanisms, however, also have similarities e.g. they emphasize follow-up and actions to be taken as a result of the reviews and are products of a consensus decision-making process based on voluntary engagement. They represent an evolutionary process by which international norms can be integrated in a national context. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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