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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* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* IE on older persons (China)IE on older persons (China)

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons agreed to visit China from November 25 to December 3, 2019.

* SR on racism (Qatar)SR on racism (Qatar)

The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance agreed to visit Qatar from November 24 to December 1, 2019.

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* World AIDS DayWorld AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1.

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* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* AfCHPR 10th Extraordinary SessAfCHPR 10th Extraordinary Sess

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 10th Extraordinary Session from December 2 to 6, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

* ECSR 310th SessionECSR 310th Session

The European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe will hold its 310th Session from December 2 to 5, 2019 in Strasbourg, France.

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* IE on older persons (China)IE on older persons (China)

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons agreed to visit China from November 25 to December 3, 2019.

* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* Slavery Abolition DaySlavery Abolition Day

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on December 2.

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* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* AfCHPR 10th Extraordinary SessAfCHPR 10th Extraordinary Sess

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 10th Extraordinary Session from December 2 to 6, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

* ECSR 310th SessionECSR 310th Session

The European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe will hold its 310th Session from December 2 to 5, 2019 in Strasbourg, France.

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* IE on older persons (China)IE on older persons (China)

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons agreed to visit China from November 25 to December 3, 2019.

* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* Persons with Disabilities DayPersons with Disabilities Day

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3.

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* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* AfCHPR 10th Extraordinary SessAfCHPR 10th Extraordinary Sess

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 10th Extraordinary Session from December 2 to 6, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

* ECSR 310th SessionECSR 310th Session

The European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe will hold its 310th Session from December 2 to 5, 2019 in Strasbourg, France.

* ECtHR: Mugemangango v. BelgiumECtHR: Mugemangango v. Belgium

The ECtHR will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case Mugemangango v. Belgium (no. 310/15) on December 4, 2019, in Strasbourg, France.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* AfCHPR 10th Extraordinary SessAfCHPR 10th Extraordinary Sess

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 10th Extraordinary Session from December 2 to 6, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

* ECSR 310th SessionECSR 310th Session

The European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe will hold its 310th Session from December 2 to 5, 2019 in Strasbourg, France.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* International Volunteer DayInternational Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed on December 5.

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* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* AfCHPR 10th Extraordinary SessAfCHPR 10th Extraordinary Sess

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 10th Extraordinary Session from December 2 to 6, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* SR on health (Fiji)SR on health (Fiji)

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health agreed to visit Fiji from November 28 to December 6, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CAT 68th SessionCAT 68th Session

The Committee against Torture will hold its 68th Session from November 11 to December 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

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* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

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* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* WG African Descent 25th SessWG African Descent 25th Sess

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold its 25th Session from December 9 to 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)UN SR freedex (Ethiopia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression agreed to visit Ethiopia from December 2 to December 9, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* UN SR violence against womenUN SR violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences agreed to visit Ecuador from November 29 to December 9, 2019.

* Anti-Corruption DayAnti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9.

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* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* WG African Descent 25th SessWG African Descent 25th Sess

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold its 25th Session from December 9 to 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed on December 10.

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* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* WG African Descent 25th SessWG African Descent 25th Sess

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold its 25th Session from December 9 to 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

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* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* WG African Descent 25th SessWG African Descent 25th Sess

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold its 25th Session from December 9 to 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* SR safe drinking water (Benin)SR safe drinking water (Benin)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit Benin from November 29 to December 12, 2019

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

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* WG African Descent 25th SessWG African Descent 25th Sess

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold its 25th Session from December 9 to 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

* WG arbitrary detention(Greece)WG arbitrary detention(Greece)

The UN Working Group on arbitrary detention agreed to visit Greece from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)UN SR toxic waste (Brazil)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Brazil from December 2 to December 13, 2019.

* CERD Committee 100th SessCERD Committee 100th Sess

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 100th Session from November 25 to December 13, 2019.

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* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

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* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

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* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from December 16 to 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* UN SR education (Qatar)UN SR education (Qatar)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education agreed to visit Qatar from December 8 to December 16, 2019.

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* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from December 16 to 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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* ECtHR: Albert&Othersv.HungaryECtHR: Albert&Othersv.Hungary

The ECtHR will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case Albert and Others v. Hungary (no. 5294/14) on December 18, 2019, in Strasbourg, France.

* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from December 16 to 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* International Migrants DayInternational Migrants Day

International Migrants Day is observed on December 18.

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* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from December 16 to 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from December 16 to 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

* Human Solidarity DayHuman Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day is observed on December 20.

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