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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.  Website: www.ohchr.org/english/
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Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic established pursuant to United Nations Human Rights Council Resolutions S-17/1, 19/22 and 21/26

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Migration and human rights : Improving Human Rights-Based Governance of International Migration

December 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office on Human Rights Violations Perpetrated by Armed Groups during Attacks on Villages in Ufamandu I and Ii, Nyamaboko I and Ii And Kibabi Groupements, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province, between April and September 2012

November 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Commission of Inquiry on Syria: civilians bearing the brunt of the "unrelenting spiral of violence"

18 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender identity in International Human Rights Law

September 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Fact Sheet No. 30/Rev.1, The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System: An introduction to the core human rights treaties and the treaty bodies

August 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

18 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Nineteenth Special Session of the Human Rights Council

1 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Strengthening the United Nations human rights treaty body system : A report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

June 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Independent International Commission of Inquiry established pursuant to resolution A/HRC/S-17/1 and extended through resolution A/HRC/Res/19/22

24 May 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

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