Eliminating ‘selectivity’ at the Council as a contribution to effective prevention: the practical application of the ‘Irish Principles’

by Marc Limon, Olivia Bebe and Isabella Mosselmans and Geneva Blog, International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes

UN Member States have long recognised the importance, under certain circumstances, of addressing country-specific human rights situations. Where a given country’s government is unable or unwilling to protect the rights of its people, or indeed, where a government is actively complicit in serious human rights violations; then the international community must be ready to step in. This principle, first introduced …