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OSLO+2 –The contribution of human rights and development cooperation to prevention

28 September 2022

The report considers the role of development actors in the realisation of human rights and the achievement of the SDGs’ central promise to ‘leave no one behind,’ as a critical contribution to the prevention of serious human rights violations, crises, and conflicts. It also looks at existing early warning/early response…

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Understanding and responding to the protection needs of climate activists and movements

6 May 2022

The main objective of this document is to offer concrete, practical advice and guidance on how organisations can increase support for climate activists across the world.

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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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¿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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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.

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Report of the 35th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Geneva

On Thursday 24 November 2022, the Human Rights Council convened a special session to address ‘the deteriorating human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially with respect to women and children’. The Special Session was requested via an official letter dated 11 November signed by H.E. Katharina Stasch, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, and H.E. Einar Gunnarsson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva. This letter, addressed to H.E. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights…

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Have the 2022 elections produced a stronger or a weaker Human Rights Council?

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group, Joseph Burke

On 11 October 2022, the UN General Assembly (GA) in New York convened to elect new members of the Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025. As soon as the votes were cast and members elected, diplomats and civil society representatives, as always, began to ask themselves whether the newly composed Council (which will sit from 1 January next year) will be better or worse than the outgoing one? To answer this question objectively, it is instructive to compare the human rights records and commitments of incoming members (as measured against the criteria and election set out in GA resolution…

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Report on the 51st session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team

Quick summary The 51st regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC51) was held from Monday 12 September to Friday 7 October 2022. With Ms. Michelle Bachelet’s mandate as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights having come to an end on 31 August 2022, and the incoming UN High Commissioner, Mr. Volker Türk, not taking up his official functions until 17 October 2022, following his appointment by the Secretary General and its approval by the General Assembly on 8 September, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, opened HRC51, as Acting High Commissioner, by presenting a global update on the situation of human…

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Between Principles and Pragmatism: How African states vote at the UN Human Rights Council

by Hassan Shire, Executive Director of DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the Chairperson of AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network), based in Kampala, Uganda, Nicolas Agostini, Representative to the United Nations for DefendDefenders

What would a comprehensive analysis of the voting record of African states at the UN Human Rights Council look like? The question isn’t easy, but we hope that the answer DefendDefenders and AfricanDefenders formulated will quench the thirst of those—diplomats, human rights advocates, or mere Council observers—who pay attention to the African Group… or worry about its voting patterns. As African human rights NGOs, we watch what African states do in regional and multilateral fora closely. As the Council approached its 50th session, we realised that to date, no one had analysed their voting behaviour in a systematic manner. This…

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Report on the 50th session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team

Quick summary The 50th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC50) was held from Monday 13 June to Friday 8 July 2022. The Human Rights Council marked its 50th session through a high-level interactive discussion that provided stakeholders an opportunity to reflect on the achievements made and the lessons learned since its 1st session (concept note – video). On 1 July 2022, an urgent debate was convened on the human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan. The voting on draft  resolution 50/L.62 on the ‘situation of human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan’ was suspended until Friday…

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OSLO+2 –The contribution of human rights and development cooperation to prevention

OSLO+2 –The contribution of human rights and development cooperation to prevention report coverOn 8-9 June 2022, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Peace and Human Rights Division, and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), with the…

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Guide to the 2022 Human Rights Council Elections

The eighth annual yourHRC.org Guide to the Human Rights Council elections provides comprehensive at-a-glance information on the 2022 Council elections (which are scheduled to take…

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SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: Developing New Guidance for Donors and Civil Society Organisations

Over the last two years, the Alliance for Land, Indigenous, and Environmental Defenders (ALLIED) worked closely with defenders and local organisations in five countries: Brazil,…

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As climate change impacts our everyday lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems, significantly harming the world’s most vulnerable populations, thousands of individuals and groups have raised their…

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