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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* World AIDS DayWorld AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1.

* CERD 105th SessionCERD 105th Session

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 105th Session from November 15 to December 3, 2021. The States under review are Afghanistan, Chile, Senegal, Singapore, and Thailand.

* CAT 72nd SessionCAT 72nd Session

The UN Committee Against Torture is tentatively scheduled to hold its 72nd Session from November 8 to December 3, 2021. It will review the States of Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia, and Sweden. It will adopt the lists of issues prior to reporting for Canada, Guatemala, the Netherlands, Peru, and Saudi Arabia.

* SR Extreme Poverty - NepalSR Extreme Poverty - Nepal

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Nepal from November 22 to December 3, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* Slavery Abolition DaySlavery Abolition Day

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

* CERD 105th SessionCERD 105th Session

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 105th Session from November 15 to December 3, 2021. The States under review are Afghanistan, Chile, Senegal, Singapore, and Thailand.

* CAT 72nd SessionCAT 72nd Session

The UN Committee Against Torture is tentatively scheduled to hold its 72nd Session from November 8 to December 3, 2021. It will review the States of Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia, and Sweden. It will adopt the lists of issues prior to reporting for Canada, Guatemala, the Netherlands, Peru, and Saudi Arabia.

* SR Extreme Poverty - NepalSR Extreme Poverty - Nepal

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Nepal from November 22 to December 3, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* Persons with Disabilities DayPersons with Disabilities Day

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

* CERD 105th SessionCERD 105th Session

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its 105th Session from November 15 to December 3, 2021. The States under review are Afghanistan, Chile, Senegal, Singapore, and Thailand.

* CAT 72nd SessionCAT 72nd Session

The UN Committee Against Torture is tentatively scheduled to hold its 72nd Session from November 8 to December 3, 2021. It will review the States of Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia, and Sweden. It will adopt the lists of issues prior to reporting for Canada, Guatemala, the Netherlands, Peru, and Saudi Arabia.

* SR Extreme Poverty - NepalSR Extreme Poverty - Nepal

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Nepal from November 22 to December 3, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* International Volunteer DayInternational Volunteer Day

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

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* ECSR 324th SessionECSR 324th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th Session from December 6 to 10, 2021.

* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

* ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)ACHPR 69th Session (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold its 69th Ordinary Session, virtually, from November 15 to December 6, 2021.

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* ECSR 324th SessionECSR 324th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th Session from December 6 to 10, 2021.

* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* ECSR 324th SessionECSR 324th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th Session from December 6 to 10, 2021.

* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* Anti-Corruption DayAnti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9.

* ECSR 324th SessionECSR 324th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th Session from December 6 to 10, 2021.

* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed on December 10.

* ECSR 324th SessionECSR 324th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th Session from December 6 to 10, 2021.

* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR toxics - ItalySR toxics - Italy

The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights will visit Italy from November 30 to December 13, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

* SR extreme poverty - PakistanSR extreme poverty - Pakistan

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty will visit Pakistan from December 5 to 16, 2021.

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* IACHR 182 Period of SessionsIACHR 182 Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 182nd Period of Sessions from December 6 to 17, 2021.

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* International Migrants DayInternational Migrants Day

International Migrants Day is observed on December 18.

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* Human Solidarity DayHuman Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day is observed on December 20.

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