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The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”

- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session

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Documents for the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council 
13 - 30 September 2016

Final report of the mission of independent experts to Burundi, A/HRC/33/37
20 September 2016

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Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - A/HRC/33/55
E (Advance Edited Version)
Release date: 6 September 2016

A report on the right of persons with disabilities to work written by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations
(An easy to read version)  Easy to read version
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