HRW: Human Rights Council still too selective

July 2, 2010

Last week Human Rights Watch issued a critical report on the work of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, founded in 2006 in place of the UN Commission on Human Rights and up for review in 2011. HRW’s report takes a comprehensive look at the Council’s successes and failures, calling on the body to be more less selective in its application of human rights principles and not wait to undertake action until cases are brought to it. Read HRW’s recommendations here.