Resolutions

Since its establishment in 2006, the Human Rights Council has adopted a number of resolutions highlighting the interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship between democracy and human rights.

Of particular note, in March 2015, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution which established a forum on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to these areas.

Year

Resolution

Symbol

2020

Education for democracy

A/RES/75/199

2015

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law

A/HRC/RES/28/14

2012

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law

A/HRC/RES/19/36

2005

Enhancing the role of regional, subregional and other organizations and arrangements in promoting and consolidating democracy

A/RES/59/201

2001

Promoting and consolidating democracy

A/RES/55/96

Prior to this, the former Commission on Human Rights adopted several landmark resolutions regarding democracy. In 2000, the Commission recommended a host of legislative, institutional and practical measures to consolidate democracy (resolution 2000/47 ). In 2002, the Commission defined the essential elements of democracy in resolution 2002/46.