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The Commission on Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights was established in 1946 as a result of a resolution adopted by the Economic and Social Council.

The mandate of the Commission is to prepare recommendations and reports regarding the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the implementation of universally recognised standards in human rights. The increasing interest of the international community to the work of the Commission is proved by the expansion of its membership from eighteen, as it was originally, successively to twenty-one (1961), thirty-two (1966), forty-three (1979) and fifty-three (since 1991).

For Romania, the Commission of Human Rights offers the possibility to participate in an active dialogue on the actions to be taken at national and international level in order to improve the state of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world.

The profile of Romania in the Commission on Human Rights over the last ten years illustrates the evolution from a country that was the subject of a resolution to one that undertakes, in the multilateral framework, initiatives of ample scope in the promotion of democracy and respect for human rights.

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