UN Special Rapporteur on Judges & Lawyers dialogue with Human Rights Council

Mrs Gabriela Knaul (Brazil) today participated in an Interactive Dialogue with the Human Rights Council. Topics included children in the justice system, her visits to Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Portugal, and the need more generally for better implementation of relevant UN standards.

Mrs Knaul’s appearance before the Human Rights Council will be her last before her term in the mandate comes to an end in the coming months.

Her successor as UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges & lawyers is to be appointed at the end of the Council session, on 3 July 2015.

Following an initial presentation by the Special Rapporteur, the concerned countries responded, followed by discussion by other states, and civil society.