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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – 48TH SESSION

2021-11-03T11:54:31+01:002021, September 13th|INVOLVEMENT, UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, UN HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS|

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.

The Geneva Centre will continue following the UN Human Rights Council’s regular and special sessions in the coming months. To join our HRC Mailing List, to keep following our HRC reports during the upcoming sessions please click here.

For any queries, please contact Ms. Maryna Yazianok: myazianok@gchragd.org or Mr. Florian Fiquet: ffiquet@gchragd.org.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Date View
Organizational Meeting of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council
30 August 2021
WEEKLY OVERVIEWS
Date View
Week 1 Overview
13 – 17 September 2021
Week 2 Overview
20-24 September 2021
Week 3 Overview
27 September – 1 October 2021
Week 4 Overview
4-8 October 2021
INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES DATE VIEW
Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
13 September 2021
Enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Tigray region of Ethiopia
13 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen
14 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
15 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights
15 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
16 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
17 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on the right to development,
16-17 September 2021
Interactive dialogue on the analytical report of the High Commissioner on the current state of play of the mainstreaming of the human rights of women and girls
in conflict and post-conflict situations
17 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
20 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
21 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (oral progress report)
21 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes
22 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria
23 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
23 September 2021
Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela
24 September 2021
Interactive dialogue on the interim oral update of OHCHR on the situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath
24 September 2021
Interactive dialogue on the Secretary-General’s report on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights
30 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
27-28 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
29 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
30 September 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
4 October 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
4 October 2021
Enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the final report of the team of international experts on the situation in Kasai
5 october 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in Cambodia
6 october 2021
Enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in the Sudan
6 October 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia
6 October 2021
Interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Libya
7 October 2021
Enhanced interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner on the oral update on Ukraine,
5 October 2021
REPORT PRESENTATIONS AND ORAL UPDATES DATE VIEW
Opening segment and Item 2 High-Commissionner Oral Updates
13 September 2021
Item 3 – Briefings by ECOSOC President, Secretary General, High Commissioner and Working Groups
22 September 2021
PANEL DISCUSSIONS DATE VIEW
Biennial panel discussion on the issue of unilateral coercive measures and human rights
16 September 2021
Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, with a particular focus on achievements and contemporary challenges.
29 September 2021
Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms
27 September 2021
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OUTCOMES DATE VIEW
Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Paraguay, Belgium, Denmark, Somalia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Latvia, Singapore, Sierra Leone
30 September – 1 October 2021
GENERAL DEBATES DATE VIEW
General Debate on Agenda Item 2
14-15 September 2021
General Debate on Agenda Item 3
22 September 2021
General Debate on Agenda Item 4
24-28 September 2021
General Debate on Agenda Item 7
1 October 2021
General Debate on Agenda Item 10
7 October 2021
DETAILED SUMMARIES DATE VIEW
Action on Draft Resolutions: Summary Table of all Draft Resolutions adopted during the 48th session of the Human Rights Council
7-11 October 2021

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