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02 July 2023
At its fifty-first session, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 51/3, in which it requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a study in an accessible format, including an easy-to-read version, on the impact, opportunities and challenges of neurotechnology with regard to the promotion and protection of all human rights, and to present the study to the Council at its fifty-seventh session (September 2024).
To facilitate the submission of inputs, the Advisory Committee is circulating the attached questionnaire on the topic.
Additional information on the mandate can be found at this page:
The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, composed of 18 experts, has been established to function as a think-tank for the Council and work at its direction. The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee provides the Council upon request with implementation-oriented, thematic studies and research-based advice on issues pertaining to the mandate of the Council; namely the promotion and protection of all human rights. The Advisory Committee may propose suggestions for further enhancing its procedural efficiency, as well as further research proposals within the scope of the work set out by the Council. For more details about its mandate and activities, see the webpage.
Any response to the questionnaire or inputs on the topic should be sent to the Secretariat of the Advisory Committee by 2 July 2023, either by email to [email protected] (indicating in the heading "Submission to the call for inputs on neurotechnology and human rights”) or by regular mail to the following address:
Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
OHCHR - United Nations Office at Geneva
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9011
Submissions will be posted on the Advisory Committee’s webpage, except for those including a clear request not to be publicly disclosed.