Resolution 33/19 (Human Rights and Transitional Justice) A/HRC/RES/33/19

30 September 2016

On 30 September 2016 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) passed Resolution 33/19 on human rights and transitional justice. In the resolution HRC members included R2P language multiple times and call upon states to “work to prevent potential situations that could result in gross violations and abuses of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, in particular genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and, in relevant contexts, to timely and efficiently address the legacy of past atrocities in order to prevent their recurrence, including through cooperation with the Office of the Special Advisers of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect…”

United Nations Human Rights Council


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