Strengthening the UN Human Rights Council from the ground up

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Service for Human Rights convened a dialogue on 22 February 2018, which brought together a cross-regional group of national and regional human rights defenders and NHRI representatives, with Geneva-based State delegates, OHCHR representatives and international NGOs, to discuss opportunities for strengthening the UN Human Rights Council’s human rights impact on the ground.

Their discussions and recommendations, summarised in this report, offer a vision for a Human Rights Council that is proactive and effective, addressing human rights violations, responding to crises, and supporting States to meet their human rights obligations, while putting the needs of victims and rights-holders first.

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