Today, UN member States elected members to the UN's top human rights body, the Human Rights Council, for the 2022-2024 term. 18 candidates ran for 18 seats, and all were elected, leaving civil society disappointed in a process that can hardly be called an election.
This week in an online event, 10 candidate States publicly spoke to an audience of around 200 people on their pledges as incoming Human Rights Council members for 2022 – 2024. They also faced questions on pressing human rights issues from both States and civil society organisations.
ISHR has published ‘scorecards’ for States seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council for 2022-2024 to help inform voting States’ decisions in the upcoming election.
17 year-old British human rights defender, Fahma Mohamed, is committed to freeing the world of female genital mutilation, starting with her own community in Bristol, UK.
The 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights was held from 18 April to 2 May 2012. ISHR's 'Kumulika' report analyses developments at the Commission and preceding NGO Forum sessions, for those seeing to build stronger systems for promoting and protecting human rights.