The UPR Project at BCU: Pakistan

Birmingham City University's Centre for Human Rights will be working with the Research Society of International Law in Pakistan to identify key human rights issues for their next Universal Periodic Review (UPR).


Dr Amna Nazir 

Consultancy background

This project is led by Dr Amna Nazir and will build upon our partnership with the Research Society of International Law in Pakistan (RSIL). Dr Nazir will collaborate with RSIL to identify key human rights issues to file in Pakistan’s future UPR in the Fourth Cycle.   

About the UPR Project at BCU

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) has been engaging with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) since 2016. Under the auspice of the Human Rights Council, the UPR is an intergovernmental process providing a review of the human rights record of all Member States.

Through the UPR Project at BCU, the CHR we engage with the UPR through taking part in the UPR Pre-sessions, providing capacity building for UPR stakeholders and National Human Rights Institutions, and the filing of stakeholder reports in selected sessions. The UPR Project is designed to help meet the challenges facing the safeguarding of human rights around the world, and to help ensure that UPR recommendations are translated into domestic legal change in member state parliaments.

We fully support the UPR ethos of encouraging the sharing of best practice globally to protect everyone's human rights.The UPR Project at BCU engages with the UPR regularly as a stakeholder, having submitted numerous reports and been cited by the OHCHR.