By Thomas Colerick, 11 October 2011
Ending on September 30, the 18th Regular session of the Human Rights Council resulted in 31 resolutions, 2 Presidential Statements, the appointment of new Special Procedures mandate holders and an extension of mandates of Special Rapporteurs. The Center for UN Reform Education provides an overview of the achievements.
However, according to a range of different human rights NGOs, including International Service for Human Rights, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights and Forum-Asia, the 18th session of the Council has been a step back in terms of improving the Council’s response to urgent human rights situations in countries. In particular, the Council has failed to take strong action on the situations in Yemen, Sri Lanka and Belarus.
Read the paper here .
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