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Guide to the 2021 Human Rights Council Elections

The seventh annual Guide to the Human Rights Council elections provides comprehensive at-a-glance information on the 2021 Council elections (tentatively scheduled to take place in October at the General Assembly in New York), when States from all regions will compete to win seats for new three-year membership terms (2022-2024). This Guide aims to promote transparency and accountability in the election process by presenting empirical data and objective analysis on each candidate’s engagement and cooperation with the Council and its mechanisms, and each candidate’s contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights – in line with the criteria for election and membership set down in GA resolution 60/251.