The United Nations Human Rights Regime
23 August 2017
This GGI Explainer provides an overview of the key human rights institutions within the UN.
Julia Kreienkamp, UCL Global Governance Institute.
The promotion of human rights has been one of the primary principles of the United Nations (UN) since its founding in 1945. The UN human rights regime consists of a dense array of treaties, institutions and mechanisms as well as an ever-growing body of international human rights norms.
This GGI Explainer [click on link for a high resolution version] provides an overview of the key human rights institutions within the UN.