International human rights institutions

A view general during the Human Rights Council at the ninth session.An overview of the international human rights oversight and enforcement framework


Introduction – United Nations Human Rights System

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Treaty-based Bodies

UN Charter-based bodies:

The Human Rights Council,

The Third Committee of the General Assembly, and

Secretary-General’s Special Advisors

Universal Periodic Review Process

Special Procedures

Advisory Committee

Complaint Procedure

Commissions of Inquiry / OHCHR Investigations

Subsidiary Bodies of the Human Rights Council

Other UN Entities and Bodies involved with Human Rights Issues

References – The United Nations Human Rights System