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The un human rights council, founded a year ago, presented its rules of procedure
On 2. April 2006, the criticized human rights commission was replaced by the newly formed un human rights council. About a year later, the council presented its working guidelines at its headquarters in geneva. Although there have already been clear improvements over the previous body, there is also plenty of cause for criticism. Meanwhile, the u.S. Has cut off its financial support.
The un commission on human rights, which existed from 1945 to 2006, had been subject to increasingly harsh criticism in recent years, which reached its peak when the chairmanship fell to libya. For years, states that are themselves accused of massive disregard for human rights acted so skillfully with each other that they were always able to avert serious condemnations. In the course of the comprehensive reform of the united nations initiated by former un secretary-general kofi annan, the commission, which had degenerated into a farce, was replaced by the newly founded human rights council, based in geneva, at the beginning of last april. The council was initially established as a un subsidiary body, with the prospect of later becoming a principal body on an equal footing with the security council and the general assembly.