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Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) logo
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GHR Expert Seminar ‘Strengthening the UN Special procedures’ , 21 June 2023

To mark its 20th Anniversary, Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) convenes its (41st) Expert Seminar on the theme ‘The strengthening of the Special procedures of the United Nations’ (UN). ...

Last update 20 Jun 2023
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Spyware and surveillance: Threats to privacy and human rights growing, UN report warns

During the fifty-first session, the Human Rights Council enacted the Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and report of the Office of the High Commissioner and the ...

Last update 5 Nov 2022
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United Nations: 12 new elected countries to serve new terms on Human Rights Council

12 new countries were chosen to serve a three year period in the Human Rights Council. After the voting ended, the UN Assembly President announced the chosen countries that will begin their work on ...

Last update 5 Nov 2022
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UN Human rights experts call for international investigation into 2020 Beirut explosion

The tragedy occurred on 4 august 2020 in Beirut, where a powerful blast, caused by a stockpile of ammonium nitrate in a port warehouse, resulted in the destruction of 77,000 apartments, the wounding ...

Last update 6 Sep 2022
LGBTI+ rights
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LGBTI+ rights: UN Special Procedures have given more attention to SOGIESC in 2021

According to ILGA World and ISHR, the UN Special Procedures have given more attention to LGBTI+ communities in 2021. The Special Procedures continued raising concerns in regard to human rights ...

Last update 20 Apr 2022
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.
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UN General Assembly suspends Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council

On 7 April 2022 the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the Human Rights Council. The resolution received a ...

Last update 15 Apr 2022
UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal
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UN expert: Spatial segregation continues to undermine human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, during the 49th session of Human Rights Council presented his report on spatial segregation and the right to ...

Last update 25 Mar 2022

Model UPR Handbook

Paolo De Stefani, Ling Han (2021)

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Last update 14 Mar 2024
The image shows a man planting trees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help fight climate change.
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UN Human Rights Council recognised the human right to a healthy environment

On the 8th of October 2021, the Human Rights Council at the 48th regular session adopted resolution 48/13, which recognised for the first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable ...

Last update 13 Oct 2021
The picture shows the components of the UN working group on business and human rights
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Italy: UN Working Group to assess impact of business operations on human rights and the environment

From 27 September to 6 October, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights will undertake its first official country visit to Italy to assess Italian efforts to identify, prevent and address ...

Last update 4 Oct 2021
online event: no justice no peace
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ISHR online event: "No Justice, No Peace"

The International Service for Human Rights organized an online event on 7 July 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST titled "No justice, No Peace", on the UN's role in enhancing accountability for police violence ...

Last update 7 Jul 2021
Michelle Bachelet (on screen), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the 30th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the “Grave Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”, at Palais des Natio
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Human Rights Council Establishes International Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel

On 27 May 2021, the Human Rights Council (HRC) established an international commission of inquiry to investigate violations leading up to and since 13 April 2021and all underlying root causes of ...

Last update 3 Jun 2021
John P. Pace The United Nations Commission on Human Rights 'A Very Great Enterprise'
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John P. Pace: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights 'A Very Great Enterprise' (Oxford University Press)

John P. Pace, former Secretary to the Commission on Human Rights and Coordinator of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, published a book providing a comprehensive account of the United ...

Last update 30 Mar 2021
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Human Rights Council: building better policies will break the cycles of poverty and inequality

During the Human Rights Council Social Forum, held on 8 and 9 October in Geneva, the world leaders gathered together in order to discuss the “Good Practices, Success Stories, Lessons Learned ...

Last update 9 Nov 2020
Ban Ki-Moon in the Conference Room of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the photo, Ban Ki-Moon talks at the podium to the left of the council table, while his image is projected onto the two large screens behind him.
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United Nations: Human Rights Council opens forty-fifth regular session

The UN Human Rights Council opened its forty-fifth regular session on 14 September 2020, hearing a global human rights update from Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human ...

Last update 24 Sep 2020