Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. The Council is located in Geneva.

The Council is made up of 47 Member States that are elected by the General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.