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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#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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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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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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Time to ask again: is being the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights an impossible job?

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group

In February 2018, I published a blog on the early departure of the previous High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The blog responded to David Petrasek’s article in OpenGlobaRights entitled ‘Another one bites the dust’ (8 February 2018). The article attempted to look past Zeid’s stated reasons for leaving his post (in effect, that the worldwide retreat from human rights had made his position untenable) to the real underlying reason: namely the multifaceted nature of the High Commissioner’s mandate, a mandate that requires the mandate-holder to both publicly criticise States and to work closely with them within…

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Report of the 34th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression 

by the URG team

On Thursday 12 May 2022, the Human Rights Council convened a Special Session to address ‘the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression’. The Special Session was requested via an official letter dated 9 May and signed by H.E. Yevheniia Filipenko, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations in Geneva. This letter, addressed to H.E. Mr Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council, was officially supported by 16 member States and 36 observer States. In conformity with operative paragraph 10 of the General Assembly resolution 60/251, the Human Rights Council is ‘able…

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International borders: Dividing lines for Indigenous Peoples’ rights

by Marine KRAUZMAN, URG Geneva

Today, nearly 476 million Indigenous Peoples live in 90 countries across the world, accounting for 5,000 different cultures and 6.2 percent of the world population. Many of these communities live across national borders, such as the Amazighs in North Africa, the Mapuche at the Chile-Argentina border, or the Sámi in Northern Europe. Current border governance practices often hamper Indigenous Peoples’ full enjoyment of land rights when access to land is essential to guarantee their livelihoods, food security and cultural survival. While existing international legal frameworks recognise these cross-border rights, to this day they have not been fully realised. There are,…

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Council President speaks of centrality of human rights to the  multilateral system, including to peace and security, and sustainable development

by Abigail WEISS, URG Fellow

On April 21, 2022, Ambassador Federico Villegas of Argentina, the President of the Human Rights Council, gave a lecture at the New School in downtown New York, on the place of human rights in the UN system. Although he touched on a variety of themes, a key point was that human rights is integral to - and should be better linked with - crisis/conflict prevention, peace and security, and sustainable development. Respect for human rights is, he said, ‘the best way to prevent conflict.’ It is also, he added, ‘the best way of reconstructing the social and institutional fabric of…

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Report on the 49th session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team

Quick summary  The 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC49) was held from Monday 28 February to Friday 1 April 2022. As the main annual session of the Council, HRC49 began with a High-Level Segment (HLS). The 2022 HLS included speeches by more than 120 world leaders, including six Heads or Deputy Heads of State, five Heads or Deputy Heads of Government, and 107 Ministers or Vice-Ministers. An analysis of the content and focus of the high-level speeches can be read here. In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the Council held an…

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

SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: Developing New Guidance for Donors and Civil Society Organisations report coverOver 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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Understanding and responding to the protection needs of climate activists and movements

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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The Human Rights Council in 2021

What 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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¿Las tecnologías digitales perjudican o apoyan los derechos humanos?

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