The 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).
For more information on the mandate, please click here.
NEW ISSUE IN FOCUS: THE IMPACT OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PRACTICES ON THE ENJOYMENT OF CULTURAL RIGHTS
In her 2014 report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur will seek to identify main challenges and obstacles posed by advertising and marketing practices to the enjoyment of cultural rights, including the right to education, the right to artistic freedom, the right to enjoy and access cultural heritage and the right to choose one’s way of life. Advertising and marketing practices encompass a diversity of trends and methods used to sell or promote services or products including print, TV, radio, internet and billboards, branding, promotions, and sponsorship of cultural events or products, among other strategies. They also include the development of new practices linked to behavioural targeting and neuromarketing. To know more, click here....
OTHER ISSUES CURRENTLY IN FOCUS: HISTORICAL AND MEMORIAL NARRATIVES IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES: HISTORY TEXTBOOKS, MEMORIALS AND MUSEUMS (2013)
Geneva, Place des Nations, Memorial for Srebrenica
The Special Rapporteur has decided to devote two consecutive reports to the issue of historical and memorial narratives in divided societies, relating to a) history textbooks and b) memorials and museums, in particular history museums, that will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2013 and the Human Rights Council in March 2014, respectively.
Mural, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland