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The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 with the main purpose of addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them Website: www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/hrc/pages/hrcindex.aspx
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Compilation prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to Council resolution 16/21 : China (including Hong Kong, China and Macao, China)

7 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Compilations

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1, Addendum : Concerns related to adherence to international human rights and international humanitarian law in the context of the escalation between the State of Israel, the de facto authorities in Gaza and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza that occurred from 14 to 21 November 2012

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers, Addendum : Communications to and from Governments

18 June 2010 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Country Reports

Fundamental standards of humanity : report of the Secretary-General

28 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Open-ended Working Group on an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its 5th session, Geneva, 4-8 February and 31 March-4 April 2008

23 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Clarifying the concepts of "sphere of influence" and "complicity" : report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, John Ruggie

15 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Efforts by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for universal ratification of the International Convention on the Elmination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination : note / by the Secretariat

30 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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