UN Human Rights Bodies

Mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) works to offer the best expertise and support to the different human rights monitoring mechanisms in the United Nations system : UN Charter-based bodies, including the Human Rights Council, and bodies created under the international human rights treaties and made up of independent experts mandated to monitor State parties' compliance with their treaty obligations. Most of these bodies receive secretariat support from the Human Rights Council and Treaties Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Charter bodies

 

Human Rights Council

Universal Periodic Review

Commission on Human Rights (replaced by the Human Rights Council)

Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council

 

Treaty bodies

Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Committee Against Torture (CAT)

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

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