United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently adopted a resolution that aims to further scrutinise human rights violations taking place in Sudan.


About the UNHRC

  • The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system.
  • Based in Geneva, the council was created in 2006 by the UNGA.
  • It is made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
      • 47 Member States are elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the members of the General Assembly.
      • Human Rights Council candidates are elected in geographical groups to ensure even representation.
  • The members of the Council serve for a period of three years and they are not eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms.
  • The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the UN.
  • The council meets three times a year to examine human rights violations worldwide.