The Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2019 (‘Glion VI’): ‘Towards 2026 – Perspectives on the future of the Human Rights Council’
The Glion Human Rights Dialogue is a retreat bringing together around sixty senior policy-makers and other stakeholders in an informal, non-attributable setting designed to promote open, forward-looking and solutions-oriented debate. This year’s Dialogue, which is organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the URG, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Botswana, Fiji, Iceland, Mexico, Senegal, and Thailand, will be held from Monday 27th to Tuesday 28th May 2019 at Le Mirador Hotel in Chardonne, Switzerland.
The General Assembly’s upcoming review of the Council’s status (due to take place between 2021 and 2026) offers a possible opportunity for States and other stakeholders in Geneva to reflect on the Council’s achievements and challenges, and consider how the body and its mechanisms provide support and follow-up to the implementation of their recommendations, both in their own regard and in combination with the other pillars of the UN. Similarly, the ‘2021-2026 review’ also offers a chance for the international human rights community to look ahead and reflect on how it can effectively respond to the new and emerging issues of tomorrow.
The Glion Human Rights Dialogue aims to provide a platform for representatives of States, OHCHR, the wider UN, and other key parts of the human rights system such as Special Procedure mandate-holders, members of Treaty Bodies, NHRIs, NGOs, and human rights defenders, to exchange views on the review of the Council’s status and related issues, building on and complementary to the efforts of the HRC Presidency. As always, the outcome of the retreat, and the four policy dialogues held in preparation for the meeting, will be summarised in an informal document presenting some of the key messages, ideas and recommendations, which will seek to encourage and contribute to wider consideration of the issues.
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