The Human Rights Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

If one third of the Member States requests so, the Human Rights Council can decide at any time to hold a special session to address human rights violations and emergencies.

Regular Sessions

48th Regular Session
13 September 2021 to 01 October 2021

47th Regular Session
21 June 2021 to 09 July 2021

46th Regular Session
22 February 2021 to 19 March 2021

45th Regular Session
14 September 2020 to 07 October 2020

44th Regular Session
30 June 2020 to 17 July 2020

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Special Sessions

28th Special Session
18 May 2018, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem

27th Special Session
05 December 2017, Human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine Sate of Myanmar

26th Special Session
14 December 2016, Human rights situation in South Sudan

25th Special Session
21 October 2016, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in Aleppo

24th Special Session
17 December 2015, Preventing further deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi

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