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Upcoming Press Conferences

Press Conference by Human Rights Council
Background Briefing on the 34th regular session of the Human Rights Council
Speaker:

  • Mr. Rolando Gómez, Public Information Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council Branch
Date: 
22 February 2017, 10 a.m.
Location:
 Press Room 1

 

Press Conference by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
Launch of report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on its special inquiry into events in Aleppo based on its investigations of alleged human rights violations committed by all warring parties between 21 July 2016 and 22 December 2016. (References: HRC res. 31/17 and HRC res. S-25/1) (The Commission is scheduled to present this report, along with a periodic update on the overall human rights situation in Syria, to the Human Rights Council on 14 March.)
Speakers:

  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Date:
1 March 2017, 2pm - 2:45pm
Location:
Press Room III


Past Press Conferences

7 December 2016 OHCHR Press Conference (Human Rights Council) Conclusion of Human Rights Council 10th cycle

  • Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim (Republic of Korea), President of the Human Rights Council (10th cycle)OHCHR

 
27 September 2016 Press conference by the Human Rights Council / United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) Presentation of final report by the Independent Investigation on Burundi to the Human Rights Council
(Report: English | French ; Press Release : English | French)

  • Ms Maya Sahli-Fadel, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Pablo de Greiff, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Christof Heyns, Independent Expert in UNIIBOHCHR

27 September 2016 Press Stakeout - Human Rights Council / Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Human rights situation in Libya (High Commissioner for Human Rights' oral update to the HRC)
Speakers:

  • Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHR

19 September 2016 Press stakeout by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Presentation of latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council including update on the recent human rights situation in the country.

  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic OHCHR
7 September 2016 OHCHR Press Conference Human Rights Council 33rd regular session (13 - 30 September)
  • Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim (Republic of Korea), President of the Human Rights Council (10th cycle)OHCHR

13 September 2016 Press Conference by the OHCHR (Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights - unilateral sanctions) Unilateral sanctions and compensation commissions - The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights will present his annual report to the Human Rights Council which focuses on the issue of redress and remedies for the victims of unilateral sanctions.
The expert will also refer to his report on his mission to the Sudan and the follow-up of his recommendations.

  • Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights OHCHR

6 September 2016 Press Conference by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Launch of 12th report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council – covering the period between 10 January and 20 July 2016. The Commissioners will also brief the press on the latest developments on the human rights front in the country.

  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicUNOG

Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea - Press Conference (Geneva, 8 June 2016)
8 Jun 2016 - Presentation of the second report by the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea
Speaker: Mike Smith, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea


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Rolando Gómez
Public Information Officer
Human Rights Council Branch
OHCHR, Geneva
Phone: +41.22.917.9711

 

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