The Universal Periodic Review is an important, both event and mechanism, which could work as a counterbalance to evaluate and develop the situation of human rights in a particular state, by improving the relationship between the government and civil society in order to foster stronger collaboration and commitment.
Amid the increasing deterioration of the status of human rights in Bahrain, the UPR emerges to be as one of the awaited events by the independent activist and organizations to raise loudly their criticism of the systematic and ongoing violations and abuses committed by the authorities.
The government no doubt works on clearing its record, and on appearing in the international community as the custodian of human rights. However, activist and human rights defenders and organizations attempt at refuting this claim through documenting the true occurrence and violations on the ground, and presenting these evidence to the international body.
The full report: The 27th UPR Session