'A leader needs to have a goal. My target is the grassroots community, mostly the Indigenous persons, because I feel they are mostly left out when it comes to human rights issues and that they are the ones that also suffer a lot when there are violations.'
During the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, civil society expressed concern and condemnation about an anti LGBTI bill in Ghana, while the second joint government statement on the rights of intersex persons was delivered on behalf of 52 States.
The Human Rights Council will hold a dedicated dialogue to address acts of intimidation and reprisals following the adoption of a significant resolution at its 36th session. The Council has also affirmed the particular responsibilities of its Members, President and Vice-Presidents to investigate and promote accountability for such acts.
The Human Rights Council's resolution on business and human rights must recognise threats, attacks and protection needs of human rights defenders, a group of civil society organisation tells its 32nd session.
States should support a draft resolution on the protection of human rights defenders and reject hostile amendments being pushed by China, Egypt, Russia and others to restrict and de-legitimise their work, says a group of more than 150 non-governmental organisations from all over the world.
The UN Human Rights Council has missed a significant opportunity to strengthen the protection of human rights defenders who work to promote corporate respect for human rights and corporate accountability for human rights violations, the International Service for Human Rights said today.