In Geneva face-off, outrage versus hope (The Hindu, GS-2, International Relation)

About U.N. Human Right Council: The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

  • They are elected for 3 year terms.
  • Members are elected by general assembly.
  • world is divided into the regions so that all regions have their say in the council affaris.

Human right council Jurisdiction:-

  • All the countries which are the party to it.
  • It can force to a country by passing the resolution against that county for example against srilanka earlier.

 

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