ICJ intervention on the annual report of the UN High Commissioner for human rights
The ICJ in its intervention of 7 March 2008 welcomed the OHCHR’s initiatives for the protection of human rights through defence and strengthening of the rule of law.
The ICJ called on the Council to assess individual countries’ and the Council’s contribution to the rule of law, including the latter’s effectiveness in holding Governments accountable for human rights violations. The new institutions, in particular the Universal Periodic Review, should demonstrate a heightened level of scrutiny and accountability of all states.
ICJ Intervention on the annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights-Open letters-2008 (full text, PDF)AdvocacyOpen letters