The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
The 41st session of the HRC is taking place in Geneva from 24 June to 12 July 2019, 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 expertsAnalytical study on gender-responsive climate action for the full and effective enjoyment of the rights of women – Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Women deprived of liberty – Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice The impact of migration on migrant women and girls: a gender perspective
– Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Opportunities and challenges to rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in the digital age – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Violence against women, its causes and consequences (coming soon)
– Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences Gender dimensions of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises Data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
– Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity Global extractivism and racial equality (coming soon)
– Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Examining neo-Nazism, white supremacy and far-right populism and recruitment of youth
– Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Key Resolutions* by HRC Member States
Ending discrimination against women
Ending violence against women in the world of work
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Youth and human rights
Child, early and forced marriage
Right to freedom of assembly and association
* Links to the above resolutions will only be available after they have been presented to the Human Rights Council. Check back on this page in mid-July 2019.