A Practical Anatomy
Chapter 6: The Human Rights Council voting procedure and procedural motions
The digestive system involves the breakdown of food into components which can be absorbed and assimilated by the body. This chapter describes how the Council proceeds with the absorption of many types of situations and crises with a view to assimilating them in the format of efficient outcomes. The way the Council takes action on proposals – usually referred to as resolutions or decisions – or motions may somewhat be compared with the way an organism absorbs nutriments to enable the body to operate over time and select priorities. This quasi digestive system, another odd analogy, is studied in the current chapter. By virtue of the first Operational Paragraph of the General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 60/251 establishing the Human Rights Council, the Council is ‘a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly’. In concrete terms, this implies that the Rules of Procedure applicable to the UNGA are the same in the Council (see Section XIII of the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly, from Rule 96 to Rule 133).
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