African States at the UN Human Rights Council in 2018

UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, stands during a statment during the UN Human Rights Council session on March 13, 2018 in Geneva. Image: Getty, Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, stands during a statment during the UN Human Rights Council session on March 13, 2018 in Geneva. Image: Getty, Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

This report examines the records of the 13 African members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during 2018.

Summary:

  • This report examines the records of the thirteen African members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during 2018.
  • Specifically, the report assesses the commitment of African countries to international human rights.
  • The report bases its assessment on African countries’ actions in two domains of the HRC’s work: country-specific human rights problems and civil and political rights.
  • The report further shows the diversity of African positions on international human rights.
2 Dec 2020
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Series
Special Report August 2020
Region
Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
SAIIA Programme
African Governance and Diplomacy
Tags
Human Rights, UN Human Rights Council, United Nations (UN)
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