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United Nations Human Rights Council Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Also reaffirms its support for the solution of two States, Palestine and Israel, living side by side in peace and security.”

“Human Rights Council, Twenty-eighth Session, Agenda Item 7, Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories, A/HRC/28/L.32,” www.un.org, Mar. 25, 2015

Description:

“The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system… The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.”

“United Nations Human Rights Council,” www.ohchr.org (accessed July 21, 2015)

Mission:

“The Human Rights Council is… responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.”

“Welcome to the Human Rights Council,” www.ohchr.org (accessed July 21, 2015)

Other:
Subsidiary Body of the United Nations General Assembly
Quoted in:
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