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Human Rights Council Collection


The Human Rights Council Series provides an interesting overview of the work of the Human Rights Council in the past years and aims to be a resource for human rights advocates worldwide.

The UN’s Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body that includes the cooperation of 47 UN Member States that are responsible for global protection and promotion of human rights. Created in 2006 (Resolution GA/60/251), the main purpose of the Council is to address human rights violations. With the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ an assessment is made every four years on the human rights situation in the 192 Member States. The new Advisory Committee of the Council is a think tank, providing expertise on thematic issues and the Complaints Procedure. The Human Rights Council Collection provides the reader in the first volume with selected basic documents, including information on the background of the Council, resolutions, annual reports and Rules of Procedure. The second and following volumes of this collection contain the first session and following sessions of the Council. Each session includes reports, resolutions, decisions and government correspondence for that particular session. 

Overview of the Collection:

The main-volumes 

Volume Number Year of publication
1#1 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials Part 1 2009
1#2 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials Part 2 2009
II First Session of the Human Rights Council 2006-1 Part 1 2009
III Second Session of the Human Rights Council 2006 Part 2 2009
IV Third Session of the Human Rights Council 2006 Part 3 2009
V#1 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2009
V#2 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2009
V#3 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2009
V#4 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2009
VI#1 Fifth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2013
VI#2 Fifth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2013
VII#1 Sixth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2014
VII#2 Sixth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2014
VIII#1 Seventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2014
IX#1 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2018
IX#2 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2018
IX#3 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2018
IX#4 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2018
X#1 Ninth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2018
X#2 Ninth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2018
XI#1 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XI#2 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XI#3 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XI#4 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XI#5 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XI#6 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2019
XI#7 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2019
XI#8 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 8 2019
XI#9 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 9 2019
XI#10 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 10 2019
XI#11 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 11 2019
XII#1 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XII#2 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XII#3 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XII#4 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XII#5 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XII#6 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2019
XII#7 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2019
XII#8 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 8 2019
XIII#1 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XIII#2 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XIII#3 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XIII#4 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XIII#5 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XIV#1 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XIV#2 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XIV#3 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XIV#4 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XIV#5 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XV#1 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2020
XV#2 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2020
XV#3 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2020
XV#4 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2020
XV#5 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2020
XV#6 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2020
XV#7 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2020