A timely question with the 55th Regular Session of UN Human Rights Council underway.

What is the Human Rights Council?
This is what the HRC says about itself:

The Human Rights Council is the main intergovernmental body within the United Nations responsible for human rights. Established in 2006 by the General Assembly, it is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.

The Council, composed of 47 Member States, provides a multilateral forum to address human rights violations and country situations. It responds to human rights emergencies and makes recommendations on how to better implement human rights on the ground.’ UN HRC website.

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