Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.

The UPR was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which established the Human Rights Council itself. It is a cooperative process which, by October 2011, has reviewed the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists. The UPR is one of the key elements of the Council which reminds States of their responsibility to fully respect and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur. More about UPR here.


JOINT SUBMISSION of Promo-LEX Association and Media Center on the civil society environment in the Transnistrian region – here.


JOINT SUBMISSION of Promo-LEX Association and FIDH on the situation of human rights in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova – here.


INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSION of Promo-LEX Association on Limitations to the right to elect and to be elected and on the citizens’ political rights – here.

Factsheet Factsheet

JOINT SUBMISSION of Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims “Memoria” (RCTV Memoria) and Promo-LEX Association on Torture and ill-treatment in Moldova: State obligations and rights of survivors – here.



JOINT SUBMISSION of Promo-LEX Association, The Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights and The Legal Assistance Centre for Persons with Disabilities on the rights of persons with mental disabilities in the republic of Moldova – here.



JOINT SUBMISSION of Women’s Law Center, International Center “La Strada”, Promo-LEX, and The Advocates for Human Rights, endorsed by the National Coalition “Life without violence!” on violence against women – here.

JOINT SUBMISSION of Moldovan NGOs and individuals on promoting gender equality
in Moldova – here.