Established by the United Nations General Assembly in March 2006, the Human Rights Council became an intergovernmental body of the UN. The Council consists of 47 Member States, all elected by the General Assembly for three-year terms; however, there are also observers, non-Member states as well as NGOs and intergovernmental organizations, which can take part in committee sessions but do not have the right to vote.
The UNHRC aims to discuss human rights, as well as reinforce its protection and advocacy all around the world. Debates can consist of specific human rights violations, such as discussing events or situations that are going on in certain countries and finding solutions or recommendations to try and make sure all human right abuses are gone and that the population has its human rights in check.
Maria Eduarda Ferreira