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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Albinism

At its twenty-fourth session, Council adopted resolution 24/33 (A/HRC/RES/24/33 - A | C | E | F | R | S) on technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism, in which it underscores the need for effective action to combat and eliminate attacks against persons with albinism and to adopt specific measures to protect and preserve the rights to life and to security of persons with albinism, as well as their right not to be subject to torture and ill-treatment, and requests the Advisory Committee to prepare a study on the situation of human rights of persons living with albinism and to submit a report thereon to the 28th session of the Council (March 2015).

At its twelfth session in February 2014, the Committee established a drafting group tasked with the drafting of the report and designated the following experts as members of the drafting group: Mr. Al Faihani, Ms. Boisson de Chazournes (Rapporteur), Mr. Coriolano, Mr. Hüseynov, Mr. Obata and Mr. Okafor (Chairperson).

The Committee also requested the drafting group to submit a draft progress report to the Advisory Committee at its thirteenth session, taking into account the replies to the questionnaire distributed after the discussion at the twelfth session of the Committee.

In line with the decision of the drafting group to seek views and inputs from different stakeholders dealing with the issue of the situation of human rights of persons living with albinism, the following questionnaires were prepared and disseminated by the Committee in March 2014 to Governments, special procedures of the Human Rights Council, OHCHR field presences, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations:

  • Questionnaire to States, NHRIs and NGOs
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  • Questionnaire to HRC Special Procedures and UN Treaty Bodies
    E | F | S
  • Questionnaire to OHCHR Field Presences
    E | F | S
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