The Human Rights Council (HRC) was established to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Meeting three times annually at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, the Human Rights Council is the world’s highest intergovernmental body for the promotion and protection of human rights. Although its decisions are not legally binding, the Human Rights Council can pass resolutions condemning or raising awareness about violations of human rights, appoint experts to study a particular rights issue in greater detail, or work with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to gather information on human rights issues and help states better protect human rights. Each member state on the council is required to respect human rights in its own country and policies or face suspension of its council membership.
The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles