​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

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
What to know about detention and the right to health
The UN right to health expert, Dainius Pūras, says that over 10 million people detained in prisons and confined in other institutions are denied their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
28 June 2018
Global update at the Human Rights Council on access for human rights
High Commissioner appeals to Council members "to do more, to speak louder and work harder" for human rights and peace
18 June 2018

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