The Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
What Is It?
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body which consists of 47 UN member countries. The Council was founded by the General Assembly (UNGA) in 2006 as its subsidiary body and a successor of the UN Commission on Human Rights. The role of the HRC is to promote and protect human rights around the world by addressing situations of human rights violations and providing recommendations.
Even though decisions adopted by the HRC are not binding to member states, the council embodies a strong voice for moral standards that are advised to be followed within the international community. The HRC has also previously reviewed issues regarding the candidacy on the committee for countries that have committed grave human rights violations. All resolutions are adopted by a majority vote.
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