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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – 43RD SESSION

2021-01-12T16:02:09+01:002020, February 24th|INVOLVEMENT, UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, UN HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS|

Since June 2019, the budgetary restrictions have been affecting the media coverage of the Human Rights Council. Negative impact of the lack of the information coverage was reported by a number of permanent missions, civil society and other stakeholders.

To tackle this issue, starting from the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre decided to start producing concise analytical reports on the meetings attended.

The main annual session of the Human Rights Council, which initially was to take place from 24 February to 20 March 2020, was suspended on 13 March 2020 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It was resumed on 15 June and ended on 22 June 2020. The Geneva Centre attended more than 30 meetings and issued 39 concise reports that were available promptly.

On the request of Burkina Faso, the Council has held an urgent debate on racism and police violence which took place on 17 and 18 June 2020. The Geneva Centre followed this important debate and published a comprehensive report.

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REPORTS ON PANEL DEBATES Date View
Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming: Thirty years of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: challenges and opportunities
24 February 2020
Annual high-level panel discussion on 25th Anniversary of Beijing Conference
25 February 2020
Panel discussion on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent: Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
13 March 2020
REPORTS ON INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES
Date View
ID on the High Commissioner’s report on ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
26 February 2020
ID on the High Commissioner’s Report on the root causes of the human rights violations and abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar
27 February 2020
ID with Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment
2 March 2020
ID with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion
3 March 2020
ID with Special Rapporteur on the right to food
3-4 March 2020
ID with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
4 March 2020
ID with the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
9-10 March 2020
ID with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria
10-11 March 2020
SUMMARIES OF GENERAL DEBATES Date View
Item 3: Key issues
5-6 March 2020
Item 4: Main country situations brought to the Council’s attention by the States
9-11 March 2020
Item 4: Human rights situation brought to the Council’s attention by the States by civil society (1)
11-12 March 2020
Item 4: Human rights situation brought to the Council’s attention by the States by civil society (2)
11-12 March 2020
Item 5: Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms
15 June 2020
Item 6: Universal Periodic Review
15 June 2020
Item 7: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, including on HC/SG reports
15-16 June 2020
Item 8: Follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action – General Debate
16 June 2020
Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
16 June 2020
Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
19 June 2020
OTHER REPORTS
Date View
Opening of the session: High-Level Segment
24 February 2020
High-Level Segment: Middle East region dignitaries
24-26 February 2020
Oral Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Country Situations across the world
27 February 2020
High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
10 March 2020
Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms: Presentation of Reports
11 March 2020
UPR Outcomes (Egypt, Iran, Iraq)
12 March 2020
UPR Outcomes (Egypt, Iran, Iraq)
18 June 2020
Presentation of the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and technical assistance achievements in the field of human rights
19 June 2020
Presentation of the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and technical assistance achievements in the field of human rights
19 June 2020
Presentation of the annual report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights
19 June 2020
FINAL REPORTS
Date View
Urgent debate on Current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protest
17-18 June 2020
Resolutions adopted during the 43rd session of the Council
19, 21 June 2020

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