42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9 - 27 September 2019)

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Biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights 
Theme: The way forward to a United Nations declaration on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of all human rights, including the right to development

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
Theme: Promotion and preservation of indigenous languages

Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms
Theme: Gender-responsive initiatives to accelerate gender equality


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Forensic investigators hope to bring victims closer to justice in the DR Congo
Forensic investigators hope to bring victims closer to justice in the DR Congo
A Technical Assistance Team was mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to support judicial investigations into serious crimes in the Kasai provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We follow them on one of their visits to a location where a massacre took place.
26 October 2020
Sudan: Considerable reforms but major challenges remain- independent expert
Sudan: Considerable reforms but major challenges remain- independent expert
In his last report, the UN independent expert on the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, urges continued international support and engagement with the Sudan to help guide the country through a challenging transition period.
23 October 2020
No human rights progress despite new presidency, Burundi inquiry finds
No human rights progress despite new presidency, Burundi inquiry finds
The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi outlines the serious human rights violations occurring in the context of the 2020 elections, including summary executions, arbitrary detentions and arrests, torture and sexual violence.
23 September 2020
Independent Mission says crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela
Independent Mission says crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela
A 411-page report, released today by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela established by the UN Human Rights Council (resolution 42/25), urges accountability for crimes against humanity.
16 September 2020

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