The Human Rights Council is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly and was established in 2006 in order to address human rights abuses and create a forum for policy recommendations . The Council has also adopted the role of the former Commission on Human Rights in addressing thematic and country specific topics .
The Human Rights Council has intergraded gender specific recommendations into its Institution-Building package . In addition, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women reports annually to the Human Rights Council. The Special Rapporteur undertakes fact-finding missions and collects and analyzes data on violence against women in order to recommend measures to be taken at the international, regional and national level .
Source: Human Rights Council