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What is the United Nations Human Rights Council?

What is the United Nations Human Rights Council?

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System intergovernmental body whose 47 member states are in charge of encouraging and protecting human rights around the world. The council works closely together with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations’ special procedures. The UNHRC… Continue reading »

A Case Study in the Right to Food: Honduras

Arguably, the failure to include the right to food in the human rights review of a country is an important omission which cannot be overlooked. At international law, there is also the recognition of the right to food, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes, in the context of an adequate standard of living, that:… Continue reading »

Human Rights Violations and ISIS

A United Nations report has supplied new evidence of what it calls a staggering list of human rights abuses by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq. It revealed systematic violations completed since IS began its advance in July across Iraq. The report, based on 500 interviews, supplies evidence of mass executions, the utilization of child… Continue reading »