Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations, made up of 47 states responsible for protecting and promoting human rights around the world. The Commission's accreditation as an "A" status National Human Rights Institution means we can:

  • make oral statements under all substantive agenda items of the Human Rights Council
  • participate through video messages in plenary debates
  • submit documents to inform Human Rights Council processes

Each year, the Commission produces several statements for consideration by the Human Rights Council.