​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​United Nations Human Rights Council

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.

HRC 37th Session from 26 February to 23 March 2018


HRC Advisory Committee
20th Session

19 - 23 February 2018


Human Rights Council
37th Session

26 February - 23 March 2018


Universal Periodic Review Working Group
30th Session
7 - 18 May 2018

Human Rights Council
38th Session
18 June - 6 July 2018


HRC Advisory Committee
21st session
6 - 10 August 2018


Human Rights Council
39th Session
10 - 28 September 2018

Universal Periodic Review Working Group
31st Session
5 - 16 November 2018

 Feature stories

Human Rights Commission for South Sudan calls for end of impunity for perpetrators of violence
On the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan, the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan calls for an end to impunity for perpetrators of violence.
22 December 2017
Myanmar: systematic attacks on Rohingya require international response
High Commissioner requests Human Rights Council to take steps towards international criminal investigations.
05 December 2017
“Ghost Nets”- Aboriginal art meets human rights
An intriguing exhibition displaying the works of indigenous Australians alerts us to the plight of one of the last remaining wilderness areas in the world.
14 September 2017
Darker and more dangerous: High Commissioner updates the Human Rights Council on human rights issues in 40 countries
“I am inspired by people standing up in many countries in defiance of the indefensible. They seek, not power or personal profit, but justice”.
11 September 2017
Burundi - A knife or a steel bar? How would you prefer to be killed?
In 2015, President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to stand for another term as head of state of Burundi. Since then, real or suspected government opponents have been hunted down, tortured or killed. The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi talks of crimes against humanity.
04 September 2017
UN human rights investigators decry targeting of civilians in Syria
“The only way to end civilian suffering is to end this war,” the Commission of Inquiry on Syria told the Human Rights Council, as the conflict rages into its seventh year.
16 June 2017

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