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United Nations Human Rights Council - A Practical Guide for NGO Participants


Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is the principal United Nations intergovernmental body responsible for human rights. It is composed of 47 Member States, which meets in at least three sessions per year in Geneva, Switzerland. Its role includes strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, and making recommendations to address violations of human rights, including gross and systematic violations. OHCHR serves as Secretariat to the Human Rights Council. This practical guide for civil society details everything about attending the Human Rights Council.