On 3 July a Human Rights Council side event was held at the Australian Mission in Geneva. Except for the fact that it was a COVID-era ‘hybrid’ side event, held simultaneously offline and online, at a superficial-level the side event was much like any other. Yet dig a little below…

Human rights and the UN Charter: NGOs made the difference

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June 26, 2020 At the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, there is a plaque on the wall of the Garden Room that reads: 25 April - 26 June 1945 In this room met the Consultants of forty-two national organizations assigned to the United States Delegation at the Conference on International…

Report on the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

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The 43rd regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC43) was held in two segments, as the session had to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first segment took place from Monday 24 February until Friday 13 March. The 43rd session resumed on Monday 15 June and ended…

Report of the Council's urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests during HRC43

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On Wednesday 17 June, in the context of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, which resumed on Monday 12 June following its suspension to comply with COVID-19 health measures, an urgent debate was convened on the ‘current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people…

The RightON web chat series will be back in September

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The web chat on Business, the Economy, and Livelihoods in a COVID-19 World marked the last ‘Right On’ online event before the summer break. The series will resume in September, at the pace of one online event per month. ‘While the series was originally developed to keep the human rights discussion going during the…

Introducing ‘The Pacific Principles of Practice’ for effective national implementation

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

January 1970

OSLO+1 - International support for the national implementation of UN human rights recommendations, including as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

January 1970

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