Human Rights Council

ABOUT

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.

 

TOPICS

  1. Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: delivering on the promise to “leave no one behind”
  2. Equitable representation of minorities in domestic government

STUDY GUIDES

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Human Rights Countrymatrix

COUNTRIES
Afganistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Austria
Belgium
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Chile
China
Congo (DR)
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Hungary
India
Iran
Israel
Italy
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Libya
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Norway
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ukraine
United States of America
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)