20th regular session of the Human Rights Council (18 June - 6 July 2012)


Session report

Report of the Human Rights Council on its 20th session (A/HRC/20/2)
English Français русский Español 中文 العربية

What's new

Annotations to the agenda: English Français русский Español 中文 العربية
Programme of Work for Human Rights Council 20th session (Provisional; Subject to Change) English and French
List of reports for the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council
List of themes and countries to be discussed at 20th session (per reports submitted)
NGO Parallel Events Calendar
A/HRC/20/CRP.1 - Oral update of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic


NGO Written Statement

Press Releases


Panel discussions

Annual full-day discussion on Women's Human Rights: “Remedies and reparations for women who have been subjected to violence”, 25 June 2012 (15h00-18h00) (Concept paper)

Annual full-day discussion on Women's Human Rights: “Women human rights defenders”, 26 June 2012 (10h00-13h00) (Concept paper)

Panel on the promotion and protection of human rights in a multicultural context, including through combatting xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance, 29 June 2012 (10h00-13h00) (Concept paper)

NGO Participation


Feature Stories

Supporting women human rights defenders
“Although much progress has been made in realizing women’s rights, we must acknowledge that we still live in a world where women face serious inequalities in all spheres of life—at home, at work, in communities and in politics,”.
30 July 2012
Making it safer to express dissenting views through peaceful assembly and association
“It is astonishing how often States have violated the right of individuals to assemble peacefully, including by violating their rights to life and to be free from torture, rights which allow no limitation,” says Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai.
12 July 2012
Imprisoning migrants is not the answer, says UN expert
The detention of irregular migrants should be a measure of last resort, says the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
04 July 2012
More human rights abuses in Syria as conflict escalates - Commission of Inquiry
The Commission of Inquiry on Syria presents its report to the Human Rights Council on the events in Al-Houla, amidst fears of further militarization of the crisis and worsening human rights violations in Syria.
28 June 2012
The right to send out “inconvenient” information
Journalists should not be intimidated, imprisoned, tortured or killed for telling “inconvenient” truths, notes the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, in his latest report to the Human Rights Council.
21 June 2012
The 20th session of the Human Rights Council begins
The Human Rights Council starts its 20th session in Geneva and hears the reports of independent human rights experts and the Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
18 June 2012

HRC Extranet

The Extranet includes information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements as delivered by States and other stakeholders, and draft resolutions, etc.
Login | New users