Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Human Rights, United Nations High Commissioner For

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In its Charter, the United Nations gave itself two main tasks: the maintenance of international peace, and the promotion and protection of human rights. In 1946 the world organization established a secretariat for human rights in New York, known as Division of Human Rights until 1982 as &t;Centre for Human Rights&t; from 1982 to 1997, and since then as &t;Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights&t; (OHCHR). With more authority than the preceding Directors of the Centre of Human Rights, the High Commissioner is mandated to &t;coordinate the human rights promotion and protection activities throughout the United Nations system.&t; If a High Commissioner is inspired with his/her task, then he or she will put human dignity always at the center of the work of the Office and will stand up for all the rights of all people in all countries of the world.

Keywords: High Commissioner; Human rights; New York; UN Charter; United Nations



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation