Surya Deva Appointed As UN Human Rights Commissioner


Indian origin law professor Surya Deva has been appointed as an adviser on human rights and multinationals and businesses by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Council has approved his appointment to the position formally known as Special Procedure Mandate Holder

According to officials he will be a member of the 4 member working group on the issue of human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises. These advisers report annually to the Council and in most cases to the UN General Assembly. They will take up cases and broader concerns in their fields with government and contribute to the development of international human rights standards.

Mr. Surya has recently wrote a background paper for India’s National Framework on Business and Human Rights. He was also elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL).
The UNHRC member states (47) are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights and a subsidiary body of the UN General AssemblyThe council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and engages the United Nations’ special procedures.
Extra Info : 
President of Human Rights Council : Choi Kyong-lim
Member : 47
UNHRC : Geneva
Established : 15th March 2006

So now lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has been appointed as the UN Human Rights Commissioner ?
2. Expand the term UNHRC and IACL ?
3. Who is the president of Human Rights Council ?






Courtesy : The Hindu 




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