Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: April 2021

In April 2021, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The regional bodies in session will include the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the UN human rights treaty bodies focused on the rights of

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Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: March 2021

In March 2021, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The regional bodies in session will include the European Committee of Social Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its counterpart Court, the Human Rights Council, and the UN human rights treaty bodies

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IACtHR holds a hearing on Zoom in January 2021

Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: February 2021

In February 2021, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The regional bodies in session will include the African human rights court and commission, Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The United Nations bodies in session include the Human Rights Council and the UN

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The UPR of Jamaica in November 2020.Credit: UN Web TV

Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: January 2021

In January, regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The bodies in session are the European Court of Human Rights, European Committee of Social Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Working Group on the Universal Periodic

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Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: December 2020

In December 2020, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene, virtually, to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The bodies in session will include the African, European, and Inter-American human rights oversight bodies; the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

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Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: November 2020

In November 2020, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The bodies in session will include the African and Inter-American human rights courts, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Human Rights Committee, and the Committee

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Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: October 2020

In October 2020, various regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ implementation of their human rights commitments. The bodies in session include the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, European Committee of Social Rights, the Inter-American human rights commission and court, the UN Human Rights Council, and four UN

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Calendar of human rights bodies' sessions

Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: September 2020

In September, regional and United Nations bodies will convene – mostly virtually – to continue their oversight of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations. The bodies in session include the African human rights court, African child rights committee, European Committee of Social Rights, the Inter-American human rights commission and court, the UN Human Rights Council, and four UN treaty

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Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Human Rights Bodies’ Sessions & Hearings: August 2020

In August, the African human rights court and commission, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) will be in session, virtually. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will continue the online session it began in May, in order

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Human Rights Bodies: Schedule and Procedural Changes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (July 2020)

Universal and regional human rights oversight bodies are beginning to hold virtual sessions, following postponements and cancellations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March 2020, almost all human rights bodies started suspending their meetings and travel through at least June, with the United Nations treaty bodies postponing all in-person meetings through August 2020. Quarantine measures in many of

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