Policy report

Building a coherent Human Rights Council-Security Council relationship – The prevention of human rights crises, violent conflict and atrocity crimes

27 April 2021

Part I of this report looks at prevention as a framework for understanding the relationship between the UNSC and the UNHRC, while Part II presents a series of case studies showing how the UNHRC–UNSC relationship has operated in the past.

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Policy report

#El Momento Es Ahora - El caso para el reconocimiento universal del derecho a un ambiente sin riesgos, limpio, saludable y sostenible

23 February 2021

Este nuevo informe de políticas públicas cuenta la historia de los debates internacionales sobre derechos humanos y medio ambiente, derechos humanos y cambio climático, y el impulso por el derecho a un medio ambiente seguro, limpio, saludable y sostenible (R2E), describiendo los amplios contornos normativos de tal derecho, y explicando los beneficios, para la humanidad, el medio ambiente y el clima, que aumentarían a partir de su reconocimiento universal

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Herramienta

El Consejo de Derechos Humanos en 2019

22 January 2020

Un análisis escrito de los principales eventos y desarrollos en el Consejo en 2019, así como datos sobre la evolución cuantitativa del trabajo del Consejo desde la creación del organismo en 2006.

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Policy report

A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world

13 May 2020

This new policy brief issues a call for governments to leverage economic rescue and stimulus packages to build a better, more socially just, greener and more resilient post-crisis world.

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Inside Track HRC43

21 February 2020

Concise information and insight on the upcoming 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

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Reporte de políticas públicas

OSLO+1

13 November 2019

Esta fue la segunda reunión informal sobre cómo podría aprovecharse mejor la cooperación internacional para apoyar la implementación nacional de las obligaciones y compromisos internacionales de derechos humanos ...

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Reporte de políticas públicas

Política o aspiración: arrojando luz sobre la iniciativa de los Derechos Primero

29 October 2019

La pregunta "¿qué sucedió con los Derechos Primero?" es frecuente en las reuniones con la sociedad civil de Nueva York. Sin embargo, la secretaría de la ONU ha proporcionado poca información coherente y clara sobre el estado de la iniciativa ...

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Reporte de políticas públicas

Ocho años del proceso de Estambul para combatir la intolerancia religiosa: un balance

7 October 2019

El principal marco de política intergubernamental para combatir la intolerancia religiosa, la estigmatización, la discriminación, la incitación a la violencia y la violencia contra las personas basadas en la religión o las creencias se establece en la resolución 16/18 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (Consejo) y su resolución hermana en…

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Herramienta

Inside Track NY

30 September 2019

"Inside Track NY" proporciona información concisa y análisis político sobre la próxima sesión de la Tercera Comisión de la Asamblea General (AG).

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Herramienta

Guía de elecciones 2019

7 October 2019

Esta es la quinta guía anual de yourHRC.org para las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Proporciona información general sobre las elecciones al Consejo de 2019 (programadas para el 16 de octubre en la Asamblea General de Nueva York), cuando los Estados competirán para ganar escaños por…

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Guía de Elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

29 September 2018

Esta guía de yourHRC.org, lanzada en septiembre de 2018, proporciona información general sobre las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos 2018 (programadas para el 12 de octubre en Nueva York), cuando los estados compitan para ganar escaños por nuevos términos de tres años (2019-2021)...

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Reporte de políticas públicas

¿La situación global de los derechos humanos está mejorando o empeorando? Presentando argumentos para la medición empírica de cambios en las situaciones de derechos humanos

22 January 2020

Medir el desempeño de los derechos humanos no es sencillo. Sin embargo, es tan importante como desafiante. En el contexto de la "brecha de implementación" de los derechos humanos a nivel mundial que ha llamado la atención de los Estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) y las organizaciones, profesionales…

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Reporte de políticas públicas

Visión 2021

14 February 2019

Entre 2021 y 2026, la Asamblea General de la ONU tiene previsto revisar el estado del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (es decir, si debo seguir siendo un órgano subsidiario o debe convertirse en un órgano principal de la ONU). El nuevo resumen de políticas de URG proporciona información general sobre…

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You are not alone
20 November 2019
Learn more about environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) working at the interface of human rights and environmental protection - often at great personal risk.

perspectivas URG

Maine becomes the first US state to recognize the Right to Food in a Constitutional amendment

by Tess Brennan, Former URG NYC fellow

On 2 November 2021, in a significant development for the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) in the United States, voters in Maine approved an amendment to the state Constitution that recognizes the right to food. The amendment, which 60% of Mainers voted in favor of, declares that “all individuals have the right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being.” This is a major step for a US state, given the country’s historical reticence to recognising ESCRs (the US is notably…

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Report of the 33rd Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in Ethiopia

by the URG team

On Friday 17th December 2021, the Human Rights Council convened a Special Session to address ‘the grave human rights situation in Ethiopia'. The Special Session was requested via an official letter dated 13 December 2021 and signed by H.E Lotte Knudsen, Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations Office in Geneva, as well as H.E Anita Pipan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to United Nations Office in Geneva. This letter, addressed to H.E. Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council, was officially supported by 17 member States[1] and 35 observer…

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Human Rights Day: From recognition to action on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

by Dr Justin Pettit, Human Rights Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Shavana Haythornthwaite, Head, Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat

This blog was first published on the Commonwealth website The critical state of the environment, the acceleration of climate change, the serious impacts of pollution and the increasing loss of biodiversity are undeniable. They jeopardise food security, weaken public health, exacerbate conflict and displacement, deepen inequalities, undermine development, threaten achievement of the SDGs, and impede economic growth – all whilst disproportionately affecting women and other vulnerable persons. They collectively pose an immediate threat to the human rights of every single one of us. Human rights crucial to the solution Crucially, human rights are also part of the solution to effectively…

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Human Rights Day 2021: protect the right to be as well as the right to become

by Dr Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Today, 10 December, is Human Rights Day. It was on this day in 1948 that the UN proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. What the Universal Declaration sought to do, seventy-three years ago, was to invite all governments to pursue human rights strategies of governance. That is to say, government policies and laws should take the precepts of the Universal Declaration as their basic starting point, and governments should be held accountable against those standards. Human Rights Day this year is being commemorated at a time when…

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Raising the fight against corruption to the top of the international agenda: A proposal for a new Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group

The collapse of democracy is Afghanistan, after 20 years and billions of dollars of international engagement; the collapse of democracy in Myanmar following February’s coup d’état and ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi; the collapse of democracy in Sudan following October’s coup d’état and the detention of the civilian government. What do each of these salutary tales of democratic roll-back and international human rights failure have in common? In a word: corruption. Corruption was the cause of the precipitate collapse of democratic government in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul, and was the primary motivating factor of the army chiefs…

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The Human Rights Council in 2021

The Human Rights Council in 2021 report coverWhat were the main developments, achievements and flash-points at the Human Rights Council in 2021? What were the Council’s principle outputs and what kind of…

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Placing digital technology at the service of democracy and human rights (3D2)

From 16-17 November, a high-level meeting of State representatives, UN officials, technology company representatives, and civil society, took place in Montreux, Switzerland, as well as…

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Human rights in the digital age: Making digital technology work for human rights

The seventh Glion Human Rights Dialogue (Glion VII), organised by the Governments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and the Universal Rights Group (URG), in partnership with the…

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Building a coherent Human Rights Council-Security Council relationship - The prevention of human rights crises, violent conflict and atrocity crimes

In her first address to the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee as High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2018, Michelle Bachelet urged States…

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¿Las tecnologías digitales perjudican o apoyan los derechos humanos?

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El Proceso de Estambul es el mecanismo específico para el seguimiento de la aplicación del plan de acción establecido en la resolución 16/18 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos y su contraparte en la Asamblea General, la resolución 66/167. Estas resoluciones paralelas constituyen el principal marco normativo intergubernamental para combatir la intolerancia, los estereotipos negativos, la estigmatización, la discriminación, la incitación a la violencia y la violencia contra las personas basada en la religión o las creencias.

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