United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC)
Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations unies
Established within A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) system, as a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly, by GA Resolution 60/251. Replaces U-XE1127 - United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Contribute, through dialogue and cooperation, towards the prevention of human rights violations and respond promptly to human rights emergencies; work in close cooperation in the field of human rights with Governments, regional organizations, national human rights institutions and civil society; make recommendations with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Events2021-02-22 | Geneva, Switzerland – Session
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Council of 47 members, with distribution of seats in accordance with equitable geographical representation: Africa - 13; Asia - 13; Eastern Europe - 6; Latin America and Caribbean - 8; Western Europe and Other States - 7. Members elected for 3-year terms with no re-election possible after serving 2 consecutive terms. Bureau. Advisory Committee serves as think tank. Participation open to observers, including NGOs, IGOs, national human rights institutions and specialized agencies. Based in Geneva (Switzerland).
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