How ‘efficient’ can the HRC really be if it restricts civil society contributions to its work?
Joint statement for HRC44 virtual meeting of the HRC President with NGOs
We acknowledge the challenges confronting OHCHR, member states and CSOs as we attempt to resume critical human rights work while taking seriously health risks associated with COVID-19. We appreciate the efforts made to overcome these challenges, including by increasing remote and online participation. We would like to bring to your attention some of the barriers to participation we have experienced in this session.