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Key reports & resolutions at the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

The 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council takes place from 13th June 2022 - 8 July 2022, in Geneva.

The HRC is presented with thematic and country reports from UN experts and is where Member States debate and pass resolutions on cross-cutting human rights issues and human rights situations in particular countries. 

Find below information on key reports and resolutions related to gender justice, sexuality and women's rights, as well as statements made by feminist activists and civil society on restrictions to civil society participation this session.

Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palace of Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). It is the meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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Key Reports at the 50th Session 

  • 'Girls and young women’s activism,’ Report of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls (to be shared when available) 

  • ‘Violence against indigenous women and girls,’ Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences A/HRC/50/26

  • ‘The realization of the right to health in relation to Sustainable Development Goal No. 3,’  Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (to be shared when available) 

  • ‘The right of internally displaced persons to participate in electoral processes, particularly the right to vote and to stand in elections,’ Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons A/HRC/50/24

  • ‘Violence and its impact on the right to health,’  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health A/HRC/50/28

  • ‘Reinforcing media freedom and the safety of journalists in the digital age,’  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression A/HRC/50/29

  • ‘Human rights violations at international borders: trends, prevention and accountability,’  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants A/HRC/50/31

  • ‘Impact of the digitalization of education on the right to education,’  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry  A/HRC/50/32

  • ‘Trafficking in persons in the agriculture sector: human rights due diligence and sustainable development’  Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children A/HRC/50/33

  • ‘International solidarity and the extraterritorial application of human rights: prospects and challenges,’ Report of the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity A/HRC/50/37

  • ‘Non-take-up of rights in the context of social protection,’ Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights A/HRC/50/38

  • ‘High-level panel on the multisectoral prevention of and response, including the global response, to female genital mutilation,’ Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A/HRC/50/46

Key statements (To be shared when available)

Resolutions (To be shared when available)

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