After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resuming of HRC43 from 15 to 23 June, and after several rounds of consultations on dates and modalities, the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from Tuesday 30 June to Monday 20 July (tentative end date).
Find below information about restrictions to civil society participation this session, anticipated sexual rights-related resolutions, panels and reports, UPR outcomes, and our online event taking place during the 44th session. Please note that all dates are provisional and subject to change. The latest information throughout the session will be available on the HRC44 page.
The 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council started on 24 February 2020 and was suspended on 13 March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session resumed on 15 June and ended on 23 June.
The Sexual Rights Initiative has signed on a coalition letter addressed to the members of the Human Rights Council led by the ACLU to demand for an independent UN inquiry into the escalating police violence and repression in the US.
The 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from February 24 to March 20, 2020.
The 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was held in Geneva, from January 20 to January 31, 2020.
The 34th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was held in Geneva, from November 4 to November 15, 2019.
The UN General Assembly recently elected 14 new Human Rights Council members for a period of three years starting in January 2020.
For the following States:
Micronesia (Federated States of), Lebanon, Mauritania, Nauru, Rwanda, Nepal, Saint Lucia, Oman, Austria, Myanmar, Australia, Georgia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe.
The 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from September 9 to September 27, 2019.
In support of International Safe Abortion Day (28 September 2019), and on behalf of 353 organizations and 534 persons, we delivered a joint statement on reproductive justice and abortion at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council.