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About Human Rights

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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations System. The UNHRC is the successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations’ Special procedures. Members of the UNHRC are elected to staggered three-year terms.

(Source: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/HRCIndex.aspx )