HRC 27 Blog

The Human Rights Council's twenty-seventh regular session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (8-26 September 2014)

The upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council 27th Session (HRC27) to be held September 8-26, 2014 will present a variety of important global issues and host many Independent Experts (ID) and Special Rapporteur (SR).  Week 1 highlights include a presentation by SR on contemporary forms of slavery, and water and sanitation. Also during week one there will be a panel discussion on the protection of human rights of persons deprived of liberty, and a panel discussion on the right to privacy in the digital age.

Week 2 presentations will include the annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective on September 15 and a half-day discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples on September 17.

In consultation with States, relevant United Nations bodies, as well as civil society, including non-government organizations (NGO) on September 18 a panel on the role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights will be held. Considerations of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes will be held non-stop Friday, September 19 for States including Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, and Qatar.

During Week 3 there will be panels on the use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations; and a panel of the accelerating global efforts to end violence against children. On Thursday and Friday, 25 and 26 of September, the Council will take action on the draft resolutions and decisions tabled during the session. 

Please read FAWCO United Nations Representative, Stacy Lara’s, HRC27 blogs below.

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