The study entitled “In Defence of Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council: An Alternative Narrative From the South” offers a tribute from the South to the mechanism of the Special Procedures Mandate-Holders, whether they operate as individuals or in Working Groups, whether they come from a Western or from another background. The study firstly assesses the current weaknesses of the mechanism and, secondly, devises innovative solutions aimed at addressing some of the challenges faced by the Special Procedures. It discusses opportunities and challenges for the promotion of transparency, independence, impartiality and accountability of the Human Rights Council Special Procedures in order to strengthen their role and authority.

This book is also available in Arabic.

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Thursday, 1 January, 2015

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