Annual thematic reports


Annual Reports by the Special Rapporteur and the Special Representative to the UN Human Rights Council and the Commission on Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur submits annual thematic reports to the March session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the General Assembly (GA) in October. Thematic reports document the Special Rapporteur’s findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.


Year

Presented

Subject of the report

Report and related links

2021

HRC 46th session

Final warning: death threats and killings of human rights defenders

A/HRC/46/35
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2021

HRC 46th session

Observations on communications

A/HRC/46/35/Add.1

2020

GA 75th session

Special Rapporteur priorities for the mandate

A/75/165
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2020

HRC 43rd session

Human rights defenders operating in conflict and post-conflict situations

Observations on communications

A/HRC/43/51
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A/HRC/43/51/Add.3

2019

GA 74th session

Impunity for human rights violations committed against human rights defenders

A/74/159

2019

HRC 40th session

Women Human Rights Defenders

Observations on communications

A/HRC/40/60

A/HRC/40/60/Add.1

2018

GA 73rd session

Declaration on human rights defenders:20th Anniversary

A/73/215

2018

HRC 37th session

Human rights defenders on the rights of people on the move

Observations on communications

A/HRC/37/51

A/HRC/37/51/Add.1

2017

GA 72nd session

Human Rights Defenders working on business and human rights

A/72/170

2017

HRC 34th session

Work in progress, challenges and the way forward

Observations on communications

A/HRC/34/52

A/HRC/34/52/Add.1

2016

GA 71st session

Environmental human rights defenders
(Report's pictorial representation
English | Français | Español)

A/71/281

2016

HRC 31st session

Good practices in the protection of human rights defenders

Observations on communications

A/HRC/31/55

A/HRC/31/55/Add.1

2015

GA 70th session

Global trends in risks and threats facing human rights defenders

A/70/217

2015

HRC 28th session

Workplan and Future Activities of the Special Rapporteur

Observations on communications

A/HRC/28/63

A/HRC/28/63/Add.1

2014

GA 69th session

Vision and Working Methods of the Mandate

A/69/259

2014

HRC 25th session

Elements of a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders

Observations on communications

A/HRC/25/55

A/HRC/25/55/Add.3

2013

GA 68th session

Large-scale development project and human rights defenders

A/68/262

2013

HRC 22nd session

Role of national human rights institutions in the promotion and protection of human rights and as protectors of human rights defenders
Responses to questionnaires sent in English, French and Spanish

Observations on communications

Protecting human rights defenders

A/HRC/22/47




A/HRC/22/47/Add.4

A/HRC/22/L.13

2012

GA 67th session

Use of legislation to regulate activities of human rights defenders

A/67/292

2012

HRC 19th session

Selected groups of defenders at risk: journalists and media workers, defenders working on land and environment issues; and youth and student defenders

Observations on communications report

A/HRC/19/55



A/HRC/19/55/Add.2

2011

GA 66th session

On the Declaration on human rights defenders

A/66/203

2011

HRC 16th session

Women human rights defenders and those working on women's rights or gender issues

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SR during 2010 and summaries of Government responses

Responses to the questionnaire on the challenges faced by women human rights defenders and those working on women's rights or gender issues

A/HRC/16/44

A/HRC/16/44/Add.1


A/HRC/16/44/Add.3

2010

GA 65th session

Violations committed against defenders by non-State actors

A/65/223

2010

HRC 13th session

Security and protection of human rights defenders

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SR during 2009 and summaries of Government responses

Responses to the questionnaire on the security and protection of human rights defenders

A/HRC/13/22

A/HRC/13/22/Add.1



A/HRC/13/22/Add.4

2009

GA 64th session

Meeting the standards of the right to freedom of association; analysis of NGO laws

A/64/226

2009

HRC 10th session

Universal Periodic Review (UPR): enhancing the protection of human rights defenders

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SR during 2008 and summaries of Government responses

A/HRC/10/12


A/HRC/10/12/Add.1

2008

GA 63rd session

Vision and priorities of the Special Rapporteur

A/63/288

2008

HRC 7th session

From action to impact: follow-up to the activities of the special representative

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG during 2007 and summaries of Government responses

A/HRC/7/28


A/HRC/7/28/Add.1

2007

GA 62nd session

The right to protest in the context of freedom of assembly

A/62/225

2007

HRC 4th session

The work of human rights defenders in the field of economic, social and cultural rights

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG with Governments during 2006 and summaries of Government responses

A/HRC/4/37


A/HRC/4/37/Add.1

2006

GA 61st session

Analysis of methodology of work and the right of freedom of assembly

A/61/312

2006

CHR 62nd session

1) Implementation of the mandate since its creation in 2000

2) Key developments and major constraints in the implementation of the declaration

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG during 2005 and summaries of government responses

Compilation of developments for the situation of human rights defenders 2000 - 2006

E/CN.4/2006/95




E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.1


E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.5

2005

GA 60th session

The contribution of human rights defenders to peace and security

A/60/339

2005

CHR 61st session

1) Trends in the situation of human rights defenders

2) Human rights defenders and peace and security

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG during 2004 and summaries of government responses

E/CN.4/2005/101



E/CN.4/2005/101/Add.1

2004

GA 59th session

Applying the Declaration on human rights defenders. Meeting the standards of the right to association

A/59/401

2004

CHR 60th session

1) Trends in the situation of human rights defenders

2) Follow-up of cases and trends in government responses

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG during 2003 and summaries of government responses

E/CN.4/2004/94




E/CN.4/2004/94/Add.3

2003

GA 58th session

Analysis of impact of security legislation and of emergency situations on defenders

A/58/380

2003

CHR 59th session

The role and situation of defenders in key contexts, including the UN

Summaries of individual cases raised by the SRSG during 2002 and summaries of government responses

E/CN.4/2003/104


E/CN.4/2003/104/Add.1

2002

GA 57th session

Results of regional consultations with States and defenders in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the middle East and the Euro-Mediterranean

A/57/182

2002

CHR 58th session

Analysis of trends affecting human rights defenders. Summary of cases sent to Governments

E/CN.4/2002/106

2001

GA 56th session

Impunity, legal actions, intelligence activities and smear campaigns against defenders. Impact of militarism on the Declaration; compatibility of national legislation

A/56/341

2001

CHR 57th session

Analysis of trends affecting human rights defenders. Summary of cases sent to Governments

E/CN.4/2001/94