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date: 15 November 2018

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There is a direct link between the implementation of the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the mandates of the United Nations Human Rights Council and of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). While there is general agreement that the OHCHR has an important role to play in the implementation of R2P, this role remains largely undeveloped by the organization itself and undefined by other UN entities and Member States. This chapter discusses the role played by the Council and OHCHR in the implementation of R2P since 2005 and presents the broad lines of a development far from its completion.

Keywords: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Human Rights Council, human rights, responsibility to protect, United Nations Member States

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