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Today marks the end of the first week of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 48th regular session, which takes place from the 13th of September to the 11th of October 2021.

During this session, the Human Rights Council will consider various relevant issues, including intimidation and reprisals, arbitrary detention, racism, enforced disappearances, climate change and the right to a healthy environment, water and sanitation, and the rights of indigenous peoples and people of African descent, etc.

The Council will also provide a platform to address the grave human rights situations in States including Afghanistan, Burundi, China, Ethiopia, Libya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, etc.

14th September - Day 2 :

  • Interactive dialogue on the report of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen

  • Continued general debate on HC oral updates (presented on Monday) : report on Venezuela, oral updates on Afghanistan, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka

15th September - Day 3 :

  • Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

  • Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures (including sanctions)

16th September - Day 4 :

  • Biennial panel discussion on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures and human rights, more specifically the issue of jurisdiction and extraterritoriality challenges and it’s inadmissibility under international law.

  • Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on truth & justice and reparation.

  • Interactive Dialogue with Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development

17th September - Day 5 :

  • Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Slavery

  • Interactive Dialogue on the analytical report of the HC on the current state of play of the mainstreaming of the human rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations

  • Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on right to development

For more information on the details of the session, visit :

To stay up to date : #HRC48 on Twitter


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