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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* Older Persons DayOlder Persons Day

International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CRC 85th SessionCRC 85th Session

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 85th Session from September 14 to October 1, virtually.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* Non-Violence DayNon-Violence Day

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* ACHPR 29th Extraord SessionACHPR 29th Extraord Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will convene virtually on October 2, 3, and 5 for private deliberations.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* ACHPR 29th Extraord SessionACHPR 29th Extraord Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will convene virtually on October 2, 3, and 5 for private deliberations.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* ACHPR 29th Extraord SessionACHPR 29th Extraord Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will convene virtually on October 2, 3, and 5 for private deliberations.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* ACHPR 29th Extraord SessionACHPR 29th Extraord Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will convene virtually on October 2, 3, and 5 for private deliberations.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* Human Rights CouncilHuman Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 45th regular session from September 14 to October 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACtHR 137th SessionIACtHR 137th Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 137th session virtually, from September 28 to October 8.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold its 177th Period of Sessions from September 28 to October 9, 2020. Civil society organizations or individuals wishing to submit hearing requests must do so via the IACHR online system portal between June 11 and July 8, 2020.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* IACHR 177th Period of SessionsIACHR 177th Period of Sessions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding its 177th Period of Sessions virtually from September 28 to October 9. It will hold public hearings on October 1, 2 and 5 through 9.

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* World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

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* Day of the Girl ChildDay of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

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* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Disaster Reduction DayDisaster Reduction Day

International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on October 13.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* ECtHR Hrg: NIT SRL v MoldovaECtHR Hrg: NIT SRL v Moldova

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will hold a hearing in the case of NIT S.R.L. v. Moldova.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Rural Women DayRural Women Day

International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* World Food DayWorld Food Day

World Food Day is observed on October 16.

* CMW 33rd SessionCMW 33rd Session

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families will hold its 33th Session from October 5 to 16, 2020.

* CESCR 68th SessionCESCR 68th Session

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 68th Session from September 28 to October 16, 2020.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Poverty Eradication DayPoverty Eradication Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

* ECSR 316th SessionECSR 316th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 316th Session from October 19 to 23, 2020.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

* ECSR 316th SessionECSR 316th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 316th Session from October 19 to 23, 2020.

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* ECtHR hrg: Denis v. BelgiumECtHR hrg: Denis v. Belgium

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will hold a hearing in the case of Denis and Irvine v. Belgium.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

* ECSR 316th SessionECSR 316th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 316th Session from October 19 to 23, 2020.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

* Mtg of States Parties: CAT OPMtg of States Parties: CAT OP

The States parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture will hold their 8th meeting on October 22, in person in Geneva. States parties will elect 12 members of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), to replace members whose terms will end on December 31, 2020.

* ECSR 316th SessionECSR 316th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 316th Session from October 19 to 23, 2020.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

* ECSR 316th SessionECSR 316th Session

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 316th Session from October 19 to 23, 2020.

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* United Nations DayUnited Nations Day

United Nations Day is observed on October 24.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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* CEDAW Committee 77th SessionCEDAW Committee 77th Session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) will hold its 77th Session from October 26 to November 5, virtually.

* Human Rights Committee 130thHuman Rights Committee 130th

The Human Rights Committee will hold its 130th Session from October 12 to November 6, in a virtual and limited fashion.

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