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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; UN Photo 744651

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

  • Established by A/RES/48/141 of 20 Dec. 1993
  • Annual report
  • Reference materials
  • Databases
  • OHCHR Library
  • High Commissioners
    • 2018- : Michelle Bachelet (Chile)
      • A/72/945; General Assembly decision 72/422 in A/72/PV.111 of 10 August 2018
    • 2014-2018: Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan)
      • A/68/904, General Assembly decision 68/420 of 16 June 2014
    • 2008-2014: Navanethem Pillay (South Africa)
      • A/62/913, General Assembly decision 62/420 of 28 July 2008
      • Press release SG/A/1145-BIO/3996-HR/4959 [2008]
      • A/66/802, General Assembly decision 66/423 renewal as of 1 Sept. 2012
    • 2004-2008: Louise Arbour (Canada)
      • A/58/718 + Add.1, General Assembly decision 58/417 of 25 Feb. 2004 
      • Press release SG/A/866-BIO/3558 [2004]
    • 2003-2004: Bertrand Ramcharan (Acting High Commissioner)
    • 2002-2003: Sergio Vieira de Mello (Brazil) [died in office on 19 August 2003]
      • A/56/109, General Assembly decision 56/323 of 23 July 2002
      • Press release SG/A/808-BIO/3429-HR/4613 [2002]
    • 1997-2002: Mary Robinson (Ireland)
      • A/51/924, A/51/924/Add.1, General Assembly decision 51/322 of 17 June 1997
      • Press release SG/A/638-BIO/3076 [1997]
      • A/55/110, General Assembly decision 55/322 of 31 May 2001
      • Press release SG/SM/7762-HR/4526 [2001]
    • 1994-1997: José Ayala-Lasso (Ecuador)
      • A/48/859, General Assembly decision 48/321 of 14 Feb. 1994
      • Press release SG/A/567 [1994]
      • Press release BIO/2840-HR/3937 [1994]
      • Press release SG/SM/6173-HR/4322 [1997]