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UK to stand for re-election to Human Rights Council

February 26, 2019 / Open Access Government

The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and the UK will stand for a second term. The Human Rights Council (HRC) is made of 47 UN Member States, elected by the majority via the General Assembly of the United Nations in both direct and secret ballots. The General Assembly is meant to then evaluate the hopeful State’s contributions to protecting rights, and any voluntary commitments in the realm of international human rights.