CIVICUS interventions at the 26th UNHRC Session

During the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 9-27 June, CIVICUS organized eight joint or stand-alone panel discussions on pressing thematic and country specific human rights situations:

•    Civil Society Space: Addressing the Implementation Gap
•    East Africa: Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders : Regional Challenges
•    Repression, Reprisals and Detained Human Rights Defenders in the Gulf Region: Kuwait and Qatar in Focus
•    Rule of Law in Bangladesh
•    Re-Imagining Global Governance: CIVICUS’ 2014 State of Civil Society Report
•    Human Rights in Eritrea
•    Voices from Uzbekistan – An Atrocious Human Rights Record and the Lack of Effective Cooperation with the UN
•    Bahrain: Empty Promises, crowded prisons

CIVICUS also delivered ten joint and individual oral statements to highlight ongoing restrictions on fundamental freedoms:

•    Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
•    General Debate on the Human Rights Situation in South Sudan
•    Final Update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
•    Interactive Dialogue on UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
•    Interactive Dialogue on the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprise
•    Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
•    Adoption of the UPR outcome report of Cambodia
•    Adoption of the UPR outcome report of Eritrea
•    Adoption of the UPR outcome report of Vietnam
•    Adoption of the UPR outcome report of Yemen


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