El veredicto de URG sobre el “Llamado a la acción” del Secretario General de la ONU: una oportunidad perdida

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group Blog, Blog, Más allá del Consejo

El lunes 24 de febrero, el primer día de la 43ª sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (CDH43) , el Secretario General de la ONU, António Guterres, lanzó un nuevo “Llamado a la acción por los derechos humanos” . Rumores de un “anuncio importante” del Secretario General circulaban desde fines del año pasado, y el propio Guterres los confirmó en un discurso de apertura ante la Asamblea General el 22 de enero. En esa ocasión, el Secretario …

¿Duplicación o complementariedad? Un análisis comparativo de las resoluciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos y de la Tercera Comisión

by Grace Kennedy, former Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Blog, Instituciones, procesos y mecanismos de derechos humanos internacionales, Universal Rights Group NYC

En los últimos años, muchos han comenzado a examinar más a fondo la relación entre el Consejo de Derechos Humanos y la Tercera Comisión de la Asamblea General. A medida que nos acercamos al final de 2019, ahora es un momento adecuado para revisar el trabajo realizado por ambos organismos este año y el nivel de eficiencia alcanzado. ¿Estos dos …

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

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Blog, Más allá del Consejo, New York City, Universal Rights Group NYC

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 provided an opportunity for a discussion of cross-cutting human rights …

Report on the 40th session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team Blog, Blog, Reportes del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

Quick summary The 40th regular session of the Human Rights Council ( HRC40) was held from Monday 25 February to Friday 22 March 2019. As it is the main annual session of the Council, HRC40 began with a High-Level Segment (HLS). The 2019 HLS included speeches by 97 State and other dignitaries, including: H.E. Béji Caïd Essebi, President of Tunisia; H.E. …

Human rights and the 2030 Agenda: Leveraging synergies to achieve the SDGs

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog

On 16 January, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the Human Rights Council will convene an inter-sessional meeting on the interlinkages between human rights and sustainable development, and on how States can harness the complementarities of international human rights obligations and the SDG commitments to power progress in both areas. The meeting, entitled ‘Human rights and the 2030 Agenda: Empowering …

Duplication or complementarity? A comparative analysis of Human Rights Council and Third Committee resolutions

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Más allá del Consejo, New York City, Universal Rights Group NYC

There has been considerable attention paid, over recent years, to the relationship between the Human Rights Council and the Third Committee of the General Assembly. Do these two key human rights bodies form a coherent whole, with each playing a clearly-defined and logical role in the overall UN human rights system? Or is the relationship more characterised by incoherence, duplication …

At UNGA73 Third Committee Discusses HRC Report & Votes on HRC Report Resolution

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Universal Rights Group NYC

Thursday, 15th November 2018, New York On 3 November 2018 the Human Rights Council President presented the Report of the Human Rights Council A/73/53 to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly; on 13 November 2018, the Third Committee tabled the Africa Group co-sponsored Resolution A/C.3/73/L.56 on the Report of the Human Rights Council. Both the Council President’s presentation and interactive …

Is the US flirting with the Human Rights Council?

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group and Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Blog

Friday 9th November 2018, New York and Geneva Events over the past week hold out the tantalizing possibility that the US, which walked away from the Human Rights Council in June, is now, if not yet fully regretting its decision, at least flirting with the Council and its mechanisms and, more importantly, flirting with the idea of getting back together. …

Reporte de la sesión 39 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

by the URG team Blog, Instituciones, procesos y mecanismos de derechos humanos internacionales, Reportes del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

Sumario rápido El 39º período ordinario de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (  HRC39  ) se celebró del lunes 10 de septiembre al viernes 28 de septiembre de 2018. El 10 de septiembre, la Sra. Michelle Bachelet, presentó  su primera actualización oral   sobre la situación global de los derechos humanos  como nueva Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos. Un número de dignatarios pronunciaron declaraciones durante la sesión,  incluyendo, entre otros, el …