Report on the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team URG Human Rights Council Reports

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, makes his inaugural address at the opening of the 27th session of the Human Rights Council. Quick Summary The 27th regular session of the Human Rights Council was held from 8th – 26th September 2014. At the opening of the session the new UN High Commissioner for Human …

Report on the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

by the URG team URG Human Rights Council Reports

On 23rd July, in view of the on-going crisis in Gaza, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘the Council’) convened a Special Session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. The meeting – the 21st Special Session since the Council was established in 2006 – was called by twenty-two members of the Council, namely …

Report on the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team URG Human Rights Council Reports

Human Rights Council President Baudelaire Ndong Ella presents flowers to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the close of the Human Rights Council's 26th Session. Quick Summary   The 26th Session of the Human Rights Council was held from 10th – 27th June 2014. During the session the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, …

URG report on the 25th regular session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team URG Human Rights Council Reports

(3 – 28 March 2014) The Human Rights Council concluded its twenty-fifth session on Friday 28rd March 2014 after taking action on forty-two texts. Its high-level segment saw the participation of around 94 dignitaries, including the President of Tunisia and Vice President of Colombia. Key-note statements were delivered by the United Nations Secretary General, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, …