Sunday, February 26, 2012

What has the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) actually achieved?

(By: Shenali Waduge) 

The UN Human Rights Council replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights in 2006 in a bid to strengthen human rights, move away from politicization & selectivity and instill professionalism & credibility. Six years since its inception - we simply ask what has the UNHRC actually achieved and on behalf of whom is the UNHRC really functioning and more importantly on what basis are the judgments arrived at. Read more...