​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Reprisals: Targeting Human Rights Defenders
"The horrendous impact on the victim and their families aside, reprisals against people for cooperating with the UN sends a chilling message to others of what will happen if they do the same thing. As they are designed to do," said Assistant-Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour.
21 September 2018
To combat the ‘odious scourge’ of genocide, we must make every effort to promote justice
The genocide convention matters as much today as it did 70 years ago, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said.
13 September 2018
"The truth can be recovered" - the methodology behind fact-finding in Myanmar
Human rights experts of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar reveal the methodology they used to assess the credibility of allegations against Myanmar authorities.
12 September 2018
"Human rights are a powerful medicine" to heal wounds and develop resilience
High Commissioner Bachelet opens the Human Rights Council session with a statement of hope for universal rights.
10 September 2018
Myanmar Fact Finding Mission: accounting for the gravest international crimes
The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar found patterns of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, amounting to the gravest crimes under international law. The report calls for Myanmar military generals to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
29 August 2018
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

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