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Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Introduction

Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rightsThe Human Rights Council, through resolution 10/23 decided to establish, for a period of three years, a new special procedure entitled “independent expert in the field of cultural rights”.

The mandate was extended in 2012 for a period of three years, conferring to the current mandate holder the status of Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights (resolution 19/6). This mandate was further extended in 2015 for a period of three years through resolution 28/9 of 10 April.

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Highlights

Joint statement on cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage, delivered by Cyprus at the Human Rights Council on behalf of a group of States, 21 March 2016

On 29 February 2016, the Special Rapporteur, Ms. Karima Bennoune, took part in the side-event "Destruction of cultural heritage: contextualizing the human rights aspect with a view to prevention or mitigation"

LATEST REPORT from the Special Rapporteur, 31st session of the HRC

16 December 2015, participation of Mrs Karima Bennoune in the launch of UNESCOs first global report on tracking the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Critical reviewed and perspectives on each of the thematic studies prepared by Ms Farida Shaheed during her time as the first Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. See the program of the International conference "Negotiating Cultural Rights" (13-14 November 2015, Copenhagen) and listen to the INTERVIEW with the outgoing Rapporteur.

Focus

Leaflet: The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
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Special Rapporteurs

Ms. Karima Bennoune
Since 2015

Ms. Farida Shaheed
2009-2015

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