Study on the right to participate in public affairs

Through the adoption of resolution 27/24, the Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights prepare a study on “best practices, experiences and challenges and ways to overcome them with regard to the promotion, protection and implementation of the right to participate in public affairs in the context of the existing human rights law with a view to identifying possible elements of principles guiding this implementation”.

To prepare this report, OHCHR requested input from various stakeholders, including States, relevant United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations, the treaty bodies, the special procedures, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations [See Note Verbale to Member States]. Inputs received from stakeholders are available below. The report has been issued as document A/HRC/30/26

Contributions from stakeholders

Member States

International and regional organizations

Treaty bodies

  • Human Rights Committee

Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council

UN Agencies

National human rights institutions

Non-governmental organizations