Annual Thematic Reports

Since the establishment of the mandate in 1995, the Special Rapporteurs on toxics and human rights have produced a number of reports on the human rights implications of hazardous substances and waste with regards to specific themes.

Below is a table containing information on all thematic reports.

Year

Report
number and link

Title

Additional information

2021

A/76/207

The stages of the plastics cycle and their impacts on human rights

 


2021

A/HRC/48/61

The right to science in the context of toxic substances

Vew statement and press release
Watch interactive dialogue


2020

A/75/290

Twenty-five years of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes: an analysis of its evolution, current challenges and the way forward

View statement and press release

Watch interactive dialogue

View report page

2020

A/HRC/45/12

Duty to prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus

View statement and press release

Watch interactive dialogue (view press release)

View report page

View feature story

2020

A/HRC/45/CRP.10 (English only)

The human right to an effective remedy: the case of lead-contaminated housing in Kosovo

2019

A/74/480

States’ duty to prevent exposure

View statement

Watch interactive dialogue

View report page

2019

A/HRC/42/41

Principles on the protection of workers from exposure to toxic substances

View statement

Watch interactive dialogue - part 1 | part 2

View report page

2018

A/73/567

First report of the Special Rapporteur on toxics to the General Assembly

View statement

Watch the Special Rapporteur’s presentation

Watch the press conference

View report page

2018

A/HRC/39/48

Workers’ Rights and Toxic Exposures

View statement and press release

Watch interactive dialog

View report page

2017

A/HRC/36/41

Guidelines for good practices in relation to the human rights obligations related to the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes

Watch interactive dialog

View report page

2016

A/HRC/33/41

Impact of toxics and pollution on children's rights

View statement and press release

View report page

2015

A/HRC/30/40

Right to information on hazardous substances and waste

View statement and press release

View report page

2014

A/HRC/27/54

Preliminary and scoping report

View statement

Watch interactive dialog (Part I | Part II)

2013

A/HRC/24/39

Preliminary and scoping report

Watch interactive dialog (Part I | Part II)

2012

A/HRC/21/48

Human rights and extractive industries

Corrigendum A/HRC/21/48/Corr.1

Watch interactive dialog

2011

A/HRC/18/31

Medical waste

2010

A/HRC/15/22

Review of work and activities

2010

A/HRC/15/22/Add.1

Communications to and from Governments

2009

A/HRC/12/26

The adverse effects of shipbreaking on the enjoyment of human rights

2009

A/HRC/12/26/Add.1

Communications to and from Governments

2008

A/HRC/9/22

Adverse effects on human rights and right to information and participation

2008

A/HRC/9/22/Add.1

Communications to and from Governments

2008

A/HRC/7/21

The right to information and participation

2008

A/HRC/7/21/Add.1

Communications to and from Governments

2007

A/HRC/5/5

Legal framework related to the release of toxic and dangerous products during armed conflict


Previous annual reports

Download a compilation of summaries of previous annual reports (from 1996 to 2014)


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