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Sessions

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.

Regular Sessions

38th Regular Session
18 June 2018 to 06 July 2018 , 38th session of the Human Rights Council

37th Regular Session
26 February 2018 to 23 March 2018 , 37th session of the Human Rights Council

36th Regular Session
11 September 2017 to 29 September 2017 , 36th session of the Human Rights Council

35th Regular Session
06 June 2017 to 23 June 2017 , 35th session of the Human Rights Council

34th Regular Session
27 February 2017 to 24 March 2017 , 34th session of the Human Rights Council

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Special Sessions

28th Special Session
18 May 2018, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem

27th Special Session
05 December 2017, Human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine Sate of Myanmar

26th Special Session
14 December 2016, Human rights situation in South Sudan

25th Special Session
21 October 2016, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in Aleppo

24th Special Session
17 December 2015, Preventing further deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi

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Inter-sessional Activities

Intersessional workshop on the right to peace
Intersessional workshop to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace, 14 June 2018

Intersessional seminar on the protection of the family and human rights of older persons
Intersessional seminar on the protection of the family and human rights of older persons (11 June 2018)

High-level intersessional discussion celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela
High-level intersessional discussion celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela, 27 April 2018

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

Panel discussion on role of local government, 4 September 2017
Intersessional panel discussion on the role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights, 4 September 2017

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