The UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council was founded in 2006 by the UN General Assembly.   Its mission is to “strengthen the promotion and protection of Human Rights around the Globe”.

The HRC has a variety of mechanisms for reviewing and combating individual Human Rights abuses, one of its main responsibilities.  This includes the assignment of representatives called Special Rapporteurs, to  each of the main Freedoms that the Council seeks to protect.

These Special Rapporteurs investigate human rights abuses and make reports to the HRC.  If you have any any reports of violations or abuses you can contact the SR directly.  The SR for Freedom of Religion and Belief, as of 2010, is Heiner Bielefeldt.

No official form exists but there are certain pieces of information that are preferred.   Further details and sample forms can be found on our How To Make a Complaint page.