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From Commission On Human Rights To Human Rights Council: Itinerary Of A Reform Process

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The Commission on Human Rights accomplished, during the last 60 years, a vast work on human rights standard-setting. The creation of the Human Rights Council is an outcome of a long process within the larger framework of the United Nations system reform including other fields, such as development, peace and security. This contribution intends to retrace the entire process from the Commission on Human Rights to the Human Rights Council giving the essential of this process including positive assets of the erstwhile Commission upon which the new Human Rights Council is building its mechanisms and institutions.

Keywords: Commission on Human Rights; Human Rights Council; United Nations



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