yourHRC.org: innovative online platform designed to strengthen the visibility, relevance and impact of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
The Peoples’ Council, your Council, yourHRC.org
Country-specific information on cooperation with the HRC and its mechanisms, participation in debates, voting patterns, political leadership
Promoting transparency around the degree to which the HRC and its members are delivering on the mandate passed to them by the GA and, ultimately, entrusted to them by ‘the Peoples of the United Nations’
HRC members are expected to uphold the highest human rights standards and fully cooperate with the HRC and its mechanisms
The Human Rights Council At Your Fingertips
What people say about it ?
“yourHRC.org can help strengthen the Council and its mechanisms by providing a window onto member state cooperation, action and leadership”
Mr. Borge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
“yourHRC.org is an important new tool for strengthening the visibility, relevance and impact of the HRC”
Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Chair of URG Board of Trustees
“HRC members are required to uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights and to fully cooperate with the Council.”
Joachim Rücker, President of the Human Rights Council, Ninth Cycle (2015)
“HRC elections should be genuinely competitive, with candidates judged on merit. yourHRC.org and its HRC Election Guide are excellent tools to help advance that objective.”
Dr. Nazila Ghanea, Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub
“Promoting transparency around cooperation and decision-making, via tools like yourHRC.org and HRW’s votescount, is an important means to promote accountability, and enhance the Council’s credibility.”
John Fisher, Geneva Director, Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Providing information on levels of member state engagement and cooperation over the course of the year.
Providing at-a-glance information on candidatures for upcoming Council elections.
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Email alerts informing stakeholders of HRC candidature announcements and providing information on the candidates.
Due date: periodic