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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* ECtHR: Vavřička v. Czech Rep.ECtHR: Vavřička v. Czech Rep.

The ECtHR will hold a Grand Chamber hearing via videoconference in the case Vavřička v. the Czech Republic (no. 47621/13) and five other applications (nos. 3867/14, 73094/14, 19306/15, 19298/15 and 43883/15) on July 1, 2020

* ACHPR Extraord. Sess (virtual)ACHPR Extraord. Sess (virtual)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 28th Extraordinary Session virtually, from June 29 to July 1, 2020.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* ECSR 314th Session (virtual)ECSR 314th Session (virtual)

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has scheduled its 314th Session from July 6 to 10, 2020.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* IACHR 176th Session (virtual)IACHR 176th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 176th Period of Sessions virtually, from July 6 to 10, 2020.

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* 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.

* ECSR 314th Session (virtual)ECSR 314th Session (virtual)

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has scheduled its 314th Session from July 6 to 10, 2020.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* IACHR 176th Session (virtual)IACHR 176th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 176th Period of Sessions virtually, from July 6 to 10, 2020.

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* 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.

* ECSR 314th Session (virtual)ECSR 314th Session (virtual)

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has scheduled its 314th Session from July 6 to 10, 2020.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* IACHR 176th Session (virtual)IACHR 176th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 176th Period of Sessions virtually, from July 6 to 10, 2020.

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* 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.

* ECSR 314th Session (virtual)ECSR 314th Session (virtual)

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has scheduled its 314th Session from July 6 to 10, 2020.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)CEDAW Committee 76th (virtual)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 76th Session virtually, from June 29 to July 9, 2020.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* IACHR 176th Session (virtual)IACHR 176th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 176th Period of Sessions virtually, from July 6 to 10, 2020.

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* ECSR 314th Session (virtual)ECSR 314th Session (virtual)

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has scheduled its 314th Session from July 6 to 10, 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* IACHR 176th Session (virtual)IACHR 176th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 176th Period of Sessions virtually, from July 6 to 10, 2020.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* Nelson Mandela DayNelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on July 18.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* Human Rights Council (hybrid)Human Rights Council (hybrid)

The Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental deliberative body, will hold its 44th Session from June 30 to July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

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* 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.

* CAT 69th Session (virtual)CAT 69th Session (virtual)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) will hold its 69th Session virtually, from July 13 to July 30.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

* World Day against TraffickingWorld Day against Trafficking

The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons is commemorated annually on July 30th.

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* 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.

* IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)IACtHR 135th Session (virtual)

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hold its 135th Regular Session virtually, from June 1 to July 31.

 
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