Human Rights Council (HRC)

Topic: Death penalty. 

Language: English

The Human rights Council is the organ of the United Nations whose goal is to promote and protect Human Rights all around the world. In order to do so, the HRC can formulate recommendations to the General Assembly in the scope of their competences. It was created in March 2006 replacing the Human Rights Commission and, since then, it consists of 47 Member States, chosen by the General Assembly, following the principle of geographical proportionality. Meetings are held three times a year and, if a third or more of its members requests so, they also meet extraordinarily in situations of emergency that may lead to a violation of Human Rights.

Level: beginner.