Hearings & Sessions

This calendar displays upcoming sessions and hearings held by regional and universal human rights monitoring bodies, special rapporteurs and independent experts’ country visits, annual assemblies of intergovernmental organizations, and international days observed by the United Nations. For the brief description of an event, hover over the entry.  For additional details, click on the event.  To submit an event for inclusion in the calendar, please contact IJRC.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* CERD 101st Session (virtual)CERD 101st Session (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will meet virtually from August 4 to 7, 2020. It will not hold constructive dialogues with States.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* CERD 101st Session (virtual)CERD 101st Session (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will meet virtually from August 4 to 7, 2020. It will not hold constructive dialogues with States.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* CERD 101st Session (virtual)CERD 101st Session (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will meet virtually from August 4 to 7, 2020. It will not hold constructive dialogues with States.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* ACHPR 66th Ordinary SessionACHPR 66th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 66th Ordinary Session, virtually, from July 13 to August 7, 2020.

* CERD 101st Session (virtual)CERD 101st Session (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will meet virtually from August 4 to 7, 2020. It will not hold constructive dialogues with States.

* ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)ACHPR 66th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 66th Ordinary Session virtually, from July 3 to August 7, 2020.

* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* Indigenous Peoples DayIndigenous Peoples Day

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* International Youth DayInternational Youth Day

International Youth Day is observed on August 12.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* UN SR coercive measuresUN SR coercive measures

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights agreed to visit Venezuela from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* UN SR minority issues-ParaguayUN SR minority issues-Paraguay

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues agreed to visit Paraguay from August 3 to 14, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CRPD 23rd Session (virtual)CRPD 23rd Session (virtual)

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold its 23rd Session virtually from August 17 to September 4, 2020. The CRPD will not hold interactive dialogues with States or adopt concluding observations during this session.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* World Humanitarian DayWorld Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* Slave Trade Abolition DaySlave Trade Abolition Day

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* Day against Nuclear TestsDay against Nuclear Tests

International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29.

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* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

* Victims of Disappearances DayVictims of Disappearances Day

The UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed on August 30.

* Enforced Disappearances DayEnforced Disappearances Day

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed on August 30.

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* AfCHPR 58th Ordinary SessionAfCHPR 58th Ordinary Session

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights will meet virtually from August 31 to September 25, 2020.

* CED 18th Session (virtual)CED 18th Session (virtual)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) opened its virtual 18th Session on May 4, 2020.

         
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