Human Rights Council is sum of parts, says UN deputy rights chief

Kate Gilmore, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

It's been a little over a decade since the UN Human Rights Council started work to address abuse wherever it is reported and push for accountability against perpetrators of such violations.

On Friday, Member States agreed to set up a high-level Commission of Inquiry probe into Burundi, where there's ongoing violence linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third term in office.

For Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, it's the kind of action that demonstrates the added value of the Geneva-based UN organization, which replaced the UN Human Rights Committee, as she tells Daniel Johnson.

Duration: 5'22"

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