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Special sessions

Intersessional Activities


The Human Rights Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

If one third of the Member States requests so, the Human Rights Council can decide at any time to hold a special session to address human rights violations and emergencies.

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Upcoming meetings

HRC organizational meeting on the 36th session
28 August 2017

HRC intersessional panel discussion on the role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights 4 September 2017

Human Rights Council 36th regular session
11 to 29 September 2017

HRC intersessional panel discussion on human rights, climate change, migrants and persons displaced across international borders
6 October 2017

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