The Geneva Centre monitored the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) sessions during its 48th regular session of the Council (HRC48) which was held from Monday, 13 September to Monday, 11 October 2021. The Geneva Centre followed and reported on 29 thematic and country-specific Interacted Dialogues, 3 Panel Discussions, 5 General Debates, as well as the UPR Outcomes of 14 States and Action Taken on 25 Resolutions, 1 Draft Decision and 38 written Amendments.
The Geneva Centre warmly welcomes the adoption of a landmark resolution that recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as well as the creation of three new Special Procedure mandates, including the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burundi. We also welcome the resolution on privacy in the digital age and ensuring a safe and enabling environment for civil society participation at the national and international levels.
The Geneva Centre is, however, profoundly disappointed that the Council rejected a resolution to renew the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen; the decision that goes against the best interests of protecting the human rights of the victims of this devastating and long-drawn conflict.
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