The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique mechanism that intends to review the behavior of states without distinction. The UN General Assembly established it in 2006 as part of the functions of the Human Rights Council. It is a state-driven process to comprehensively assess a state's compliance with human rights law. The Human Rights Council is to hold three two-week sessions each year during which time they review the files of sixteen member states. Accordingly each state will undergo the review every three years. As of 2011, all 193 UN member states had undergone a review. Continue reading here
In late January 2013, I gave a lecture at Bridgewater College as part of its College-wide speakers’ series.
The title of my lecture: Evaluating the Meanings of Justice in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.
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In this online training, I provide an introduction to constituent lobbying or congressional engagement. I review what is Congress, why is it relevant to foreign policy, how to research your representative, and how to properly frame and message the concerns you want to communicate.
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