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Neurotechnology and human rights


In its resolution 51/3, the Human Rights Council 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, including recommendations on how human rights opportunities, challenges and gaps arising from neurotechnology could be addressed by the Human Rights Council and its special procedures and subsidiary bodies in a coherent, holistic, inclusive and action-oriented manner, and to present the study to the Council at its fifty-seventh session.

In resolution 51/3, the Human Rights Council also requested the Advisory Committee, when preparing the above-mentioned study, to seek the views and inputs from, and to take into account the relevant work already done by, stakeholders, including Member States, international and regional organizations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the special procedures of the Human Rights Council, the treaty bodies, other relevant United Nations agencies, funds and programmes within their respective mandates, national human rights institutions, civil society, the private sector, medical and technical communities, academic institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

The Advisory Committee established a drafting group at its twenty-ninth session, held from 20 to 24 February 2023.

Drafting group

The current members of the drafting group are:

  • Noor AL-JEHANI
  • Nurah ALAMRO
  • Joseph Gérard ANGOH
  • Buhm-Suk BAEK
  • Milena COSTAS TRASCASAS (Rapporteur)
  • Jewel MAJOR
  • Javier PALUMNO
  • Vasilka SANCIN
  • Patrycja SASNAL
  • Vassilis TZEVELEKOS (Chair)
  • Catherine VAN DE HEYNING
  • Frans VILJOEN
  • Yue ZHANG

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