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HRC55: A look at the defence of human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the face of multiple human rights crisis in the region, as well as significant political changes, defenders spoke at the Human Rights Council’s 55th session about the realities they have faced, calling for greater action and new mechanisms, and noting that political expediency shouldn't trump the objective assessment of the need for Council action on country situations.

Protecting environmental defenders: updates and challenges

On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, the Geneva Rights and Environment Talks aim to harness the opportunity of this moment of the year to reflect on the challenges posed by the rapid decline of nature and biodiversity, and on how Geneva contributes to bringing together the actors working towards ensuring the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is upheld for all.

Human rights situation in Guatemala

Explore the socio-political challenges in Guatemala, including judicial system co-optation and forced evictions in Indigenous communities, in a bilingual (English/Spanish) side event that seeks to raise awareness and foster support for human rights defenders.