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 make recommendations on them.

The Council was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251. To read the resolution cluck on the following link  http://bit.ly/MKvhl8

Membership

The Council’s Membership is based on equitable geographical distribution. Seats are distributed as follows:

  1. African States: 13 seats
  2. Asian States: 13 seats
  3. Latin American and Caribbean States: 8 seats
  4. Western European and other States: 7 seats
  5. Eastern European States: 6 seats

To consult the composition of the current membership of the Human Rights Council click on the following link http://bit.ly/MIdEEl