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The Establishment Of The Un Human Rights Council

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The United Nations Human Rights Council has now been in operation since the summer of 2006. In hindsight one can able to detect some of the effects of the transition from a Commission to a Council. This chapter presents the author speech in opening session of the Council. He states the one can able to create a new body with higher status, and the potential for elevating it even further come up after the planned five-year review. The important process of reform and development within the Council continues, affecting its subsidiary bodies and other mandates and procedures, and the outcome will prove whether our multilateral endeavour was truly successful. The author concludes by discussing the United Nations Charter fundamental duty: to serve the peoples of the world.

Keywords: United Nations charter; United Nations human rights council



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