As part of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of the Human Rights Council (Council) gave statements to the Third Committee at UN Headquarters in New York City and engaged in an interactive dialogue with member States. These interactions…

Incendios en el Amazonas: los derechos en llamas

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El 24 de septiembre, el presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro dio un discurso de alto nivel durante el debate general de la sesión número 74 de la Asamblea General (AG) de las Naciones Unidas (NU). En este, afirmó que su gobierno está firmemente comprometido con la protección y conservación del…

How can yourHRC.org help voting States navigate the upcoming Human Rights Council elections?

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When it was established in 2006, the Human Rights Council (Council) was given the mandate to ‘promote universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.’ In order to assist the Council in realising this mandate, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Universal…

What are the world's human rights priorities in 2019, and what to look out for in 2020?

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Human rights analysis of high level speeches during the general debate of the UN General Assembly Each fall, the world leaders descend upon New York to speak at the general debate of the UN General Assembly (GA). The world’s presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and assorted dignitaries are allotted fifteen…

The UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech: tackling discrimination, hostility and violence

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‘Hate speech is a challenge from which no country is immune,’ stated Adama Dieng, Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide at the launch event of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The system-wide strategy was launched amid a backdrop of surging levels of xenophobia, racism, and overall intolerance…

Prevention first and foremost: speaking at the UN General Assembly, the High Commissioner and HRC President highlight cross-cutting human rights work

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Policy or aspiration: shedding light on the current status of the UN's Human Rights Up Front initiative

January 1970

Eight years of the Istanbul process on combatting religions intolerance: Taking stock

October 2019

Emergency and non-Emergency Support for Environmental Defenders: Pilot project in Colombia

by Universal Rights Group, Environmental Investigation Agency, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

January 1970

Vision 2021: What is the General Assembly’s 2021-2026 review, and how might the Human Rights Council usefully contribute?

January 1970

Identificando y superando los riesgos, amenazas y desafíos que enfrentan quienes defienden el medio ambiente en América Latina

January 1970

Corruption: a human rights impact assessment

by Angela Barkhouse, Hugo Hoyland and Marc Limon

April 2018

Reform of the UN human rights petitions system

by Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970

Derechos Humanos y Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible - Alcanzando sinergias

January 1970

The Human Rights Council in 2017

January 1970

Defensores de Derechos Humanos Ambientales: Una crisis global

by John Knox - Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente

January 1970

Operationalizing the Council's 'prevention' mandate (Glion IV)

by the URG team

January 1970

The march of universality? Religion-based reservations to the core UN human rights treaties

by Mariana Montoya Pineda; Basak Çali

January 1970

6th meeting of the Istanbul Process

by The URG team

February 2017

Media coverage of the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016

January 1970

Towards the third cycle of the UPR: stick or twist?

by Subhas Gujadhur (URG) and Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970