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the duties of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) office in the occupied Palestinian territories

Dr. Takahashi presented the duties of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) office in the occupied Palestinian territories, which had been established after Oslo agreement. He pointed out that the main duties of the office are to assist the Palestinian Authority set regulations concurrent with the human rights, and to assist NGOs in preparing their reports and advocating about violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories. In addition to watching human rights, building capacities in the field of human rights, and preparing reports to the Human Rights Council.

Dr. Takahashi talked about the relationship between the (OHCHR) and other special bodies in the international conventions of human rights. Pointing out that the Human Rights Council is the main body of the UN that is responsible for human rights. This body consists of 47 member states (members of the UN), which holds three meetings annually. Dr. Takahashi discussed the special procedures in the Human Rights Council, which consists of 8 commissioners and regional offices, 33 reporters in different human rights’ fields, and the special working groups.  

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11