UPR Info’s Database

UPR Info’s Database UPR Info’s Database

Main Functions

UPR Info’s Database is a searchable online tool that includes more than 90,000 UPR recommendations and 1,500 voluntary pledges that states have made throughout all three cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It aims at supporting the advocacy, monitoring and implementation work on UPR recommendations for different national and international stakeholders.

  • The database uses a web-based platform (Uwazi) designed by HURIDOCS with the specific scope of making human rights information more open and accessible to those who need it. It includes a more robust set of filters, which allows UPR stakeholders to find what they are searching for with increased ease.
  • Machine learning algorithms are integrated into the new version of this tool. One smart feature skims through the reports published by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), and extracts the recommendations and the related metadata, and another looks through the language and makes suggestions for how to categorize the recommendations by topic and type of action.


  • UPR Info is responsible for updating and managing the database.
  • HURIDOCS provide technical assistance.


The tool is mainly used by civil society, including civil society organizations, human rights defenders, national human rights institutions, parliamentarians and media, and UN Member States both in view of the UPR of their own country as well as to prepare recommendations for other States under Review. UN Agencies and UN Country Teams also use the database. A large number of researchers and students also use UPR Info’s database as a source of information.

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