Human Rights Bodies

The Regional Office for Europe promotes the UN human rights mechanisms and processes like the Treaty Bodies, the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, and the Special Procedures, by giving their work visibility at the regional and national levels.

The human rights recommendations of the UN mechanisms or bodies provide a strong basis and compass for the work of the Regional Office for Europe. The Office also facilitates the interaction of the European Union, States, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and human rights defenders with these mechanisms.

Read more about the Human Rights Bodies and their mandate on our OHCHR global page.