The Human Rights Council in 2016

The URG team

The ‘Human Rights Council in 2016’ report provides a critique of the main events, developments, successes and failures of the Human Rights Council in 2016. The review includes: 

- A quantitative analysis of the Council’s work in 2016, as well as since the body’s establishment in 2006. This includes the number of resolutions adopted; the number of voted resolutions; the number of ‘hostile amendments’; levels of cooperation with the Council's mechanism; the substantive focus of the Council’s work and output – by agenda idea and by theme; the geographic reach of the Council’s resolutions; and the budgetary implications of its work.

-  Infographics showing the global reach and influence of the Council’s mechanisms and OHCHR. 

- An in-depth analysis of the contribution of all current HRC member States, against the criteria for membership set down in GA resolution 60/251. This includes an analysis of their cooperation with the Special Procedures, UPR and Treaty Bodies, their voting records in 2016, and their leadership on key thematic and country-specific issues.

 

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