Next steps for improving human rights compliance and protection

News - 19 January, 2015

The UN’s human rights treaties are key components of the international human rights framework. In recent years, there have been concerted efforts within and outside the UN to strengthen the functioning of the monitoring bodies of these treaties, resulting in the UN General Assembly’s adoption in April 2014 of a resolution detailing specific action. Building […]

The history of Wilton Park and the Human Rights Council

News - 9 September, 2014

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is currently holding its twenty-seventh regular session, which runs from 8 to 26 September 2014. Our meetings have contributed towards the creation of the HRC, and we continue to hold regular discussions on topical human rights issues. In February 2004 we held an informal meeting on Addressing contemporary security threats: […]