The United Nations Human Rights Council, replacing the former United Nations Human Rights Commission, is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations framework with 47 member-States, and its responsibility is to promote and protect all human rights on a global scale. It was established in 2006 and its Seat is at the UN offices at Geneva, Switzerland. As Ban Ki-moon stated, “all victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”
The Council addresses topics and debates that range from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and various case-studies on countries such as North Korea and Kyrgyzstan to important thematic issues such as freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBT+ rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.
The UNHRC’s resolutions and reports are documents of high prestige and great validity, and they constitute important arguments in the political dialogue of governments, international organisations and civil society, while they push for the visibility of oppressed people and for the debate on social progress around the world.
- Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: delivering on the promise to “leave no one behind”
- Equitable representation of minorities in domestic government
Human Rights Countrymatrix
|Bolivia (Plurinational State of)|
|Republic of Korea|
|Republic of Moldova|
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia|
|United States of America|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)|