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Summary of the Human Rights Council panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/19/40)

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Human Rights Council
Nineteenth session
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the
High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

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The present summary was prepared in accordance with decision 17/120 of the Human Rights Council, in which the Council decided to convene at its eighteenth session a panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, with a particular focus on the ways and means to improve the protection of these rights in such contexts in line with international human rights law. The panel discussion, organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, took place on 13 September 201