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Meeting the challenge: Transforming the Commission on Human Rights into a Human Rights Council

, Index number: IOR 40/008/2005

This paper focuses specifically on Kofi Annan's (UN Secretary-General) proposals to transform the Commission on Human Rights into a new, smaller Human Rights Council, which is conceived as a standing body, in session throughout the year, and created as a principal body of the UN or a subsidiary body of the General Assembly. Amnesty International reviews achievements and shortcomings of the Commission and identifies features of its work that should be preserved, and possibly strengthened, in a new human rights body. Finally, the organization offers views on key elements that should inform the discussion to create a Human Rights Council.

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