African States at the UN Human Rights Council in 2019

A general view of the United Nations Human Rights Council room during a debate on the report of (UN) special rapporteur on extrajudicial. Image: Getty, Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
A general view of the United Nations Human Rights Council room during a debate on the report of (UN) special rapporteur on extrajudicial. Image: Getty, Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

This report examines the records of the 13 African members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during 2019, and assesses their commitment to international human rights.

Summary:

  • This report examines the records of the 13 African members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during 2019.
  • Specifically, it assesses the commitment of African countries to international human rights and how they have voted and acted at the HRC.
  • 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.
  • It further shows the diversity of African positions on international human rights.

2 Feb 2022