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Human Rights: UN Reviews Nigeria’s Record, 13 Other Countries

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United Nations highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council, will start reviewing the track records of Nigeria and 13 other countries on Monday.

The process is called Universal Periodic Review and the ultimate goal is to improve human rights situation for people around the globe.

The review sessions take place for two weeks, three times a year, and 14 countries are reviewed in each session a total of 42 per year.

This time, the countries will be reviewed in this order: Saudi Arabia, Senegal, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Mauritius, Jordan, Malaysia, the Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo and Malta.

Every four and a half years, the 193 UN Member States undergo interactive review of human rights situation in their countries on rotational basis.

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