Key reports & resolutions at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
The 36th session of the HRC is taking place in Geneva from 11-29 September 2017, where the HRC will be presented with thematic and country reports from UN experts and where Member States will debate and pass resolutions on cross-cutting human rights issues and human rights situations in particular countries.
These are the key reports and resolutions* that pertain to gender justice, sexuality and women's rights.
Key reports from UN experts
Rights of Indigenous peoples
- Report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, Study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights
- Report of the Special Rapporteur (Advance Unedited Version, .DOCX)
Rights to Development
- Report of the Working Group on its eighteenth session (Geneva, 3-7 April 2017)
- Report of the Special Rapporteur
Civil & Political Rights
- Best practices to promote women's equal nationality rights in law and in practice, Summary report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, Report of the open - ended intergovernmental working group
- People of African Descent, Report of the Working Group of Experts
- Elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies, report of the open-ended intergovernmental working group
- Research-based study on the impact of flow of funds of illicit origin, Progress report of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council
Key resolutions by HRC Member States*
- Rights of indigenous peoples including farmers (Bolivia)
- Mainstreaming of Gender perspective in 2030 Agenda (Brazil)
- Human rights education and training (Brazil)
- Conscientious objection to military service (Croatia)
- Human rights and indigenous peoples (Mexico/Guatemala)
- Mental health and human rights (Portugal/Brazil)
- Right to development (Venezuela - NAM)
*The resolutions are being debated during HRC36. The final documents will be available online once they have been passed by members at the session.