United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

A subsidiary of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Human Rights Council is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Tasked with examining abuses of human rights around the world, the UNHRC has been at the centre of extensive controversy since its creation due to its focus on Israel; the subject of more resolutions by the Council than all other states combined. Given the broad remit and potential of the body, UN Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon have called for the UNHRC to expand its range of topics of interest. Recent work on Myanmar and Somalia, for example, have provided opportunities for this.

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