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13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

07 Mar 2012 description

MORNING

7 March 2012

The Human Rights Council this morning heard the presentation of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons and then held an interactive dialogue on arbitrary detention and on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

13 Feb 2012 description

Summary

The Working Group expresses its strong objection to the decision of the United Nations Secretariat not to grant a waiver to the 10,700 word limit to the present report, as has been the case for almost every year since such a limit was imposed by the General Assembly in 1993.

13 Sep 2011 description

AFTERNOON

12 September 2011

President of Council Appoints Members of the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights Law in Syria

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its general debate and heard an address by Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict. The President of the Council also announced the appointment of members of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate alleged violations of human rights law in Syria.

31 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING 31 May 2010

High Commissioner for Human Rights Addresses the Meeting

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fourteenth regular session, hearing a statement from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who updated the Council on the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council then held a general debate, in which context speakers raised the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the struggle against all forms of discrimination, and the achievement of the right to development. Many …

28 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fourteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1. On 10 February 2010, video footage was broadcast showing police and army officers in Nigeria forcing a number of unarmed men to lie on the ground before shooting them in the back.

19 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fourteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1. This report examines the widespread, but under-studied, phenomenon of electionrelated killings. It draws upon the Special Rapporteur's extensive first-hand experience investigating and reporting on killings around the world, as well as upon extensive research undertaken specifically for this purpose.

2.

08 Mar 2010 description

Concludes Interactive Debate with Special Rapporteurs on Torture and on Protecting Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

8 March 2010

The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard presentations from the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons.

18 Dec 2009 description

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 2
Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High

22 Sep 2009 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its general debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, and started its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention.

22 Sep 2009 description


Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention in a midday meeting today.

Speakers alleged violations of human rights in different countries and regions around the world.

08 Jun 2009 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

Concludes General Debate on the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development

04 Jun 2009 description


Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

Council Hears Statements from Concerned Countries; Starts General Debate on High Commissioner's Update; Minister of Justice of Kenya Addresses Council

13 Mar 2009 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive discussion on the reports of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the prevention of genocide, and the Independent Expert on Minority Issues.

07 Mar 2008 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

High Commissioner Says She Will Not Seek a Second Term in Office

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council which was followed by an interactive dialogue. Ms. Arbour announced that this would be her last annual report, as she had informed the Secretary-General that she would not seek a second term when her mandate expired at the end of June 2008.