26/11/2020

Special Procedures

Special Procedures

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council serves several functions, one of which is to promote and monitor human rights worldwide through the establishment of special procedures. Special procedures are individual independent human rights experts, or groups of such experts, who report and advise on human rights issues. They are called by many names, including Special Rapporteurs, Special Representatives, Working Groups, and Independent Experts.

Special procedures have either thematic or country-specific mandates. As of September 2017, the Human Rights Council oversees 44 thematic mandates and 12 country-specific mandates. The combined work of the special rapporteurs is broad enough to encompass civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Below are several thematic mandates which contain Tibet-related
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