​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.



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

High Commissioner calls for international investigation in Gaza violence
"End the occupation, and the violence and insecurity will largely disappear", he argued before the Human Rights Council.
18 May 2018
Syria: the most dangerous place for children?
Civil society actors give the Human Rights Council information on violations of children’s rights in Syria and recommendations on how to protect rights of these children.
16 March 2018
In conflicts and disasters, children's rights are among the worst hit
Tolerance for the abuse of children is so high that no matter what we learn of its scale, and the deep and long-lasting damage it causes, still we struggle to put our responsibilities to children front and centre.
05 March 2018
Syria crimes: Perpetrators must be held accountable – Zeid
Syria must be referred to the International Criminal Court, Zeid tells an urgent debate at the Human Rights Council, as civilians continue to be pounded into submission and death by airstrikes and shelling despite Security Council resolution.
02 March 2018
The universality and inseparability of human rights are key to peace
Governance which serves rather than silences, and economic systems rooted in dignity, are the responsibility of every government, and underpin the legitimacy of every government.
28 February 2018
High Commissioner calls to end pernicious use of the Security Council veto
“It has been the honour of my life to have come to know many human rights defenders – to have worked with them, and for them,” High Commissioner Zeid tells the high-level March session of the Human Rights Council.
26 February 2018

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