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Introduction

In resolution 28/14, adopted on 26 March 2015, the Human Rights Council decided to establish a forum on human rights, democracy and rule of law.  The purpose of the Forum is “to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas” and to “identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.

Theme of the 2018 Forum

The theme of the second session of the Forum will be “Parliaments as promoters of human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.

Dates and venue

Save the date! The second session of the Forum will held on 22 and 23 November 2018, in Room XVII at Palais des Nations in Geneva.

For any queries, please contact democracyforum@ohchr.org

Call for inputs – deadline extended

OHCHR seeks the views of all relevant stakeholders, including United Nations mechanisms, bodies and specialized agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations and mechanisms in the field of human rights, national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies, academics and experts and non-governmental organizations on the topics to be discussed during the second Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, bearing in mind the above mentioned theme of the Forum. OHCHR would be grateful if any suggestions could be sent to democracyforum@ohchr.org by 31 May 2018. Please note that all submissions received will be made available on the Forum webpage in the language in which they are received.

Submissions received in response to the call for inputs on the topics to be discussed during the second Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Member States

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Belarus
  3. Canada 1-2
  4. Honduras 1-2
  5. Mexico
  6. Switzerland

NHRIs

  1. Defensor del Pueblo de la Nación, Argentina 
  2. Australian Human Rights Commission
  3. Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
  4. Danish Institute for Human Rights
  5. Greek National Commission for Human Rights 1-2
  6. National Human Rights Commission of Korea

International Organisations

  1. International IDEA
  2. Inter-Parliamentary Union

NGOs and Academia

  1. ANAPRODH - Association Nationale de Promotion et de Protection des Droits de L’Homme
  2. Child Rights International Network
  3. Professor Abdoul Lamine Kamara, Institut des Hautes Etudes Dakar Senegal