Strengthening Human Rights Council membership


Monday 1 July


UN Delegates Restaurant 8th floor, 

Palais des Nations, Geneva

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ISHR, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch will launch a report on strengthening Human Rights Council (HRC) membership. The report is the summary outcome of a one-day consultation with human rights defenders, States, OHCHR, NHRIs and civil society organisations. The discussions addressed two important and interlinked questions regarding HRC membership: 

  • how can we encourage greater respect and application of the membership criteria clearly set out in GA resolution 60/251; and 
  • how can a State’s membership of the HRC be leveraged for positive change on human rights at national level?

The reception will provide an opportunity for the presentation of some of the key challenges, opportunities and practical recommendations identified in the report, including with regards to good practice relating to candidacy and membership of the HRC.

Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré