Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council (deadline 31 October 2019)

In his next thematic report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the situation of human rights defenders operating in conflict and post-conflict situations, including in the context of the so-called Fragile States. This report will be presented to the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in March 2020.

To this end, the Special Rapporteur has prepared a "Questionnaire" for States, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations peace operations, fact finding missions, commissions of inquiry, agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional organizations, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

A Concept Note providing additional information about the thematic report is available in English [PDF-Word], French [PDF-Word], Spanish [PDF-Word] and Arabic [PDF-Word]. (Please note that the Arabic and Spanish versions of the concept note are an unofficial translation of the original version of the concept notes in English and French).

States, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional organizations, and civil society are kindly encouraged to complete the questionnaire available is English [PDF-Word], French [PDF-Word], Spanish [PDF-Word] and Arabic [PDF-Word], and submit responses to defenders@ohchr.org no later than 31 October 2019, using the following email title: "Human Rights Defenders mandate: Submissions to the Questionnaire." (Please note that the Arabic and Spanish versions of the questionnaire are an unofficial translation of the original version in English and French).

For any query, please do not hesitate to write to defenders@ohchr.org.