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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* WG Durban Declaration 17 SessWG Durban Declaration 17 Sess

Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 17th Session from October 21 to November 1, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

* Environment in Armed ConflictEnvironment in Armed Conflict

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed on November 6.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* IE albinism (Brazil)IE albinism (Brazil)

UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism agreed to visit Brazil from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)IE gender identity (Sri Lanka)

UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 28 to November 8, 2019.

* Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 127th Session from October 14 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal, Afghanistan, Croatia, and Spain.

* CEDAW Committee 74th SessionCEDAW Committee 74th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 74th Session from October 21 to November 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

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* ACHPR 65th Ordinary SessionACHPR 65th Ordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 65th Ordinary Session from October 21 to November 10, 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

* World Science Day for PeaceWorld Science Day for Peace

World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed on November 10.

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* International Tolerance DayInternational Tolerance Day

International Tolerance Day is observed on November 16.

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* Universal Children's DayUniversal Children's Day

Universal Children's Day is observed on November 20.

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* End Violence against WomenEnd Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on November 25.

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* Solidarity with PalestiniansSolidarity with Palestinians

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29.

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