Advisory Committee


The Advisory Committee has been established to function as a think-tank for the Council and work at its direction. The Committee held its first meeting in August 2008. It meets twice a year, for one week in February immediately before the March session of the Council and for one week in August.

The Advisory Committee provides expertise to the Council in the manner and form requested by it. It mainly focuses on studies and research-based advice.
The Committee may also propose within the scope of the work set out by the Council, for the latter’s consideration and approval, suggestions for further research proposals.
In its work, the Committee should be implementation-oriented and the scope of its advice should be limited to thematic issues pertaining to the mandate of the Council, namely promotion and protection of all human rights.
It shall not adopt resolutions or decisions.

The Committee is composed of 18 independent experts from different professional backgrounds representing the various regions of the world. Experts are nominated by Governments and elected by the Council. 

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26 September 2016
Tuesday, September 20 at the 33rd session of Human Right Council the Advisory Committee presented his thematic report (A /HRC/33/53 /E) which provided a first reading to the unaccompanied migrant children growi...


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