Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system, consisting of 47-member states that the UN General Assembly elects. It was founded in 2006 to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The council is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights internationally, as well as addressing situations of human rights violations and providing recommendations to mend them.

The Human Rights Council holds its regular sessions three times a year, in March, June, and September. It reviews and votes on renewing the mandate related to the human rights situation in Iran every March.

Human Rights Council

HRC – Special Session

Joint Call for a UNHRC special session on the situation of human rights in Iran in relation to the repression of popular protests A letter signed by a number of human rights CSOs asking for a special session of the Human Rights Council to address the situation of the recent ...