UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States

responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.

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

(Source: OHCHR.org)

Intersex Awareness Day 2016

Speaking ahead of Intersex Awareness Day on 26 October, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts is calling for an urgent end to human rights violations against intersex children and adults. They urge Governments to prohibit harmful medical practices on intersex children, including unnecessary surgery and treatment without their informed consent, and sterilization.

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Discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HRC 04-05-2015)

2020-07-28T11:20:12+00:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: HRC, UN|Tags: , , , |
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