The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Liberia was established in April 2018 following the signing of a host country agreement with the Government of Liberia. The agreement allows the Office to exercise a full human rights promotion and protection mandate. The Agreement allows OHCHR in Liberia to: exercise the mandate of the High Commissioner to protect and promote human rights; contribute to national efforts in promoting respect for, and observance of human rights; observe the human rights situation and inform authorities; provide capacity building to national institutions, civil society organisations , and individuals regarding promotion and protection of human rights; and prepare reports and statements as and when determined by the High Commissioner. Read more >
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.