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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.
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“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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9th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria - A/HRC/28/69
5 February 2015 (published on 20 February 2015)
Press release: English

Documents for 28th session of the Human Rights Council 
2 - 27 March 2015

Documents presented at the Expert Consutaltion on the Administration of justice through military tribunals on 24 November 2014

22nd special session of the HRC on the human rights situation in Iraq

8th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria - A/HRC/27/60
13 August (published on 27 August 2014)
Press release: English
Q & A on the 8th report: English

Oral Update of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
17 June 2014

English [Advance Version]

Report of the detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
February / March 2014

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
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HRC 28th regular session
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