When we think of the Human Rights Council, it’s important to understand that the Member States are not the only actors in the room – there are other bodies and groups influencing the activities of the Council.
Various actors engage with the Human Rights Council:
How States act within the Council is influenced by its membership in various groups and they represent alliances or shared positions.
These can be divided into three broad groups:
Find out more about the roles of these actors and groups in the following sections.