Human Rights Council: NGOs closing statement

Issue: Civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
Document Type: Analysis Brief
Date: 2012

At the closing of the 19th session of the Human Rights Council, held on 27 February to 23 March 2012, the ICJ joined a statement delivered on behalf of nine NGOs.The statement comments on key elements that will continue to influence the work of the Council, namely concerning:

  1. reprisals against human rights defenders;
  2. addressing gross and chronic human rights violations;
  3. the Council’s first panel discussion on ending human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity;
  4. NGO participation in the work of the Council and its subsidiary bodies; and
  5.  innovative approaches to the work of the Council.

joint statement-analysis brief-2012 (full text in English, PDF)

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