UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental sub-body of the United Nations. It consists of 47 States and is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It has the mandate to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the United Nations Office at Geneva. This Council investigates allegations of breaches of human rights in United Nations member states and addresses significant human rights issues such as freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women's rights, LGBT rights and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.