​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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
39th Session

10 - 28 September 2018


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





 Feature Stories

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee marks tenth anniversary
The Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council marked its tenth anniversary with a commemorative event at its 21st session to reflect on the Committee’s contributions to the Council since it was established in 2008.
10 August 2018
SIDs Trust Fund honours Tonga
Tonga delegate Elsie Fukofuka has become the 100th beneficiary of the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund. The Fund provides support for delegates from least developed countries and small island nations to attend the Human Rights Council.
26 July 2018
Deportation is an unworkable solution for migration
Involuntary returns and reintegration in countries of origin have repercussions on the human rights of migrants, says UN migration expert, Felipe González Morales.
16 July 2018
An unresolved uprooted life
Internally displaced persons in Japan and Mexico look to their Governments to recognize their displacement.
10 July 2018
Ethno-nationalism denies millions their citizenship rights - anti-racism expert
States have used access to citizenship and immigration status as a discriminatory tool to deny the human rights of minorities, the UN expert on racism, Tendayi Achiume, says.
05 July 2018
Thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to flee violence
"No amount of rhetoric can whitewash the facts", the High Commissioner says, urging referral of Myanmar to the International Criminal Court.
04 July 2018

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