Update: 19.08.2011

Tasks and Instruments

The tasks of the Human Rights Council have been written down in Res. 60/251. The seven tasks are closely related to one another. 

The main tasks of the Human Rights Council are the following:

  • Protection of victims of human rights abuses
  • Promoting the protection of human rights 
  • Developing concepts and policies 
  • Setting standards 
  • Prevention of human rights violations
  • Mainstreaming the human rights work of the UN
  • Keeping track and execution

Instruments/Modus Operandi

In order to implement their tasks in accordance with Res. 60/251, the Human Rights Council has the following instruments at its disposal:

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