Category:UN Human Rights Council

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United Nations Human Rights Council

Logo of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Predecessor UN Commission on Human Rights
Established 2006
Type United Nations System inter-governmental body
Parent organization
United Nations General Assembly
Website www.ohchr.org
The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room is the meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the Palace of Nations in Geneva.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.[1] Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms.

The UNHRC is the successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations' special procedures.

See also

Notes

  1. "About the Human Rights Council". Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/AboutCouncil.aspx. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.