The research focused on the effectiveness of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) within four chapters.
The first chapter explained the history behind the creation of the UPR, the UPR process, the role of Un Human Rights Council in the process, UPR procedures and how it is implemented.
The second chapter discussed the challenges that the UPR process is facing, states’ interaction with this new mechanism and how the UN Human Rights Council reacted and dealt with states that did not cooperate with UPR procedures.
The third chapter explained the legal nature of UPR recommendations. Various opinions were analyzed and discussed to reach a conclusion that these recommendations are in fact obligatory to states based on treaties ratified or unilateral well. But the way recommendations are drafted, the role of political considerations and lack of effective measures in case of non-cooperation lead to weaken this mechanism.
The final chapter shed the light on the position of Jordan and its reaction with UPR recommendations. It was noticed that Jordan showed great respect to these recommendations when compared with other international human rights protection mechanisms like treaty bodies recommendations included in their concluding observations.
Furthermore, Jordan demonstrated high acceptance and implementation rates of UPR recommendations, and this have led to improvements of the human rights situation on the ground
"The Effectiveness of the Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights: Jordan as a Case Study,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol21/iss1/9