Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can be accredited to participate in the Human Rights Council’s sessions as Observers. They can address the Council during interactive discussions and debates thus highlighting human rights situations around the globe.
NHRIs with “A” status accreditation, the ICC and regional coordinating bodies of NHRIs (speaking on behalf of its “A” status members) can:
“A” status NHRIs are entitled to intervene immediately after their country during the interactive dialogue, following the presentation of that country mission report by a special procedure mandate holder and also immediately after the State under review at the adoption of the UPR report in plenary.
NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) can:
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A Practical Guide for NGO Participants (Brochure)Arabic |
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