The Human Rights Council guarantees universality, objectivity and non-selectivity of the review while avoiding double standards and politicization used by nations with greater economic, military and political power.
Objectives of the Universal Periodic Review
The improvement of the human rights situation on the ground
The fulfillment of the State’s human rights obligations and commitments and assessment of positive developments and challenges faced by the State.
The enhancement of the State’s capacity and of technical assistance, in consultation with, and with the consent of, the State concerned.
The sharing of best practice among States and other stakeholders.
Support for cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights.
The encouragement of full cooperation and engagement with the HRC, other human rights bodies and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).