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12 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (12 March 2018) - The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one hundred and twenty-second session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing a video message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and an address by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. The session was opened jointly with the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

29 Mar 2016 description


GENEVA (24 March 2016) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted six resolutions, including on protecting human rights defenders addressing economic, social and cultural rights; on the protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests; and four under the agenda item relating to the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. The Council also appointed four Special Procedure mandate holders, before closing its thirty-first session.

13 Oct 2011 description


13 October 2011

Experts will review reports of Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait and Norway and will consider situation in Malawi in absence of a report

12 Jul 2011 description

Human Rights Committee
11 July 2011

Adopts Agenda and Programme of Work, Meets with Non-Governmental Organizations

The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one-hundredth second session, adopting its agenda and programme of work and hearing an address by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Committee also held a meeting with non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions on improving cooperation with the Committee.

07 Dec 2009 description

Joint Statement of the Special Procedure Mandate Holders of the Human Rights Council on the UN Climate Change Conference