Twenty-third session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee taking place in Geneva

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he Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twenty-third session from 22 to 26 July 2019 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Over the course of the one-week-session, the Committee’s independent experts will finalise a number of studies and reports, and begin work on new mandates addressing several human rights themes ranging from counter-terrorism measures to racism and discrimination, and empowerment of women to emerging digital technologies and human rights.

During the session, the Committee will continue its discussions on the negative effect of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights (HRC resolution 34/8); national policies and human rights in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (HRC resolution 35/32); the global call for comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (General Assembly resolution 72/157); the role of technical assistance and capacity building in fostering mutually beneficial cooperation in promoting and protecting human rights (HRC resolution 37/23); the importance of a legally binding instrument on the right to development (HRC resolution 39/9).

The expert groupwill also commence work on two new mandates as requested by the Human Rights Council at its recently concluded session: a study on new and emerging technologies and human rights (HRC resolution 41/11) and a report on current levels of representation of women in human rights organs and mechanisms (HRC resolution 41/6).

On Monday, 22 July at 11 a.m., the Advisory Committee will publicly open the session, and adopt its agenda and programme of work.  It will then discuss national policies and human rights in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and update on the study on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin on the enjoyment of human rights, to be finalised and submitted to the Council at its 42nd session in September 2019

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