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Special Procedures

Collection of various resources related to Special Procedures

Older documents

Annual facts and figures

Annual Fact and Figures

This publication provides an annual overview on the main activities of special procedures

Directory of Special Procedures Mandate Holders

Visual Directory - July 2020

Short information on all mandate holders


Procedures quarterly bulletin

Procedures Quartely Bulletin

Between 2006 and 2010 a quarterly bulletin on the work of special procedures was published.

Nineteenth Issue (October - December 2010)
Eighteenth Issue (July - September 2010)
Seventeenth Issue (April - June 2010)
Sixteenth Issue (January-March 2010)
Fifteenth Issue (October - December 2009)
Fourteenth Issue (July-September 2009)
Thirteenth Issue (April-June 2009)
Twelfth Issue (January to March 2009)
Eleventh Issue (October to December 2008)
Tenth Issue (July to September 2008)
Ninth Issue (April to June 2008)
Eighth Issue (January to March 2008)
Seventh Issue (October - December 2007)
Sixth Issue (July - September 2007)
Fifth Issue (April - June 2007)
Fourth Issue (January - March 2007)
Third Issue (September - December 2006)
Second issue (May-August 2006)
First issue (January - April 2006)


Human rights… Who is watching?

The UN Human Rights Council has a group of experts who carry out visits worldwide to monitor and report on a wide range of human rights violations, reflect on different human rights issues and advocate for protection. They are the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, and for them it’s all about the people.

21st Century Episode 111 - Human Rights in North Korea; and a holocaust survivor tells his story

 "21st Century", is a half-hour, monthly news magazine series produced by United Nations Television focused on under-reported stories from around the world, told through the personal experiences of those affected.

Film on Juan Mendez

As a human rights lawyer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez, has dedicated over 40 years to ending torture.