Amnesty International priorities to the UN Human Rights Council for 2006

Amnesty International priorities in 2006

REGULAR SESSIONS

3rd Session of the HRC
29 November – 8 December 2006


Country Priorities raised in a statement:
Sudan, Eastern Chad, Lebanon, Sri Lanka

Thematic Priorities raised in a statement:
Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights, the Universal Periodic Review, Renewal of Special Procedures mandates and appointment of Special Procedures mandate-holders

Amnesty International’s compilation of statements for the 3rd session gathers all statements made by Amnesty International in connection with that particular session.

It includes written statements, public statements, oral statements as well as questions to Special Rapporteurs during interactive dialogues.

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 3rd session of the Human Rights Council


2nd Session of the HRC
18 September – 6 October & 27– 29 November 2006


Country Priorities raised in a statement
Colombia, Darfur/Eastern Chad, Lebanon, Peru, Palestinian Occupied Territoriesm, Sri Lanka, Slovenia.

Thematic Priorities raised in a statement
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Universal Periodic Review, Renewal of Special Procedures mandates and appointment of Special Procedures mandate-holders

Amnesty International’s compilation of statements for the 2nd session gathers all statements made by Amnesty International in connection with that particular session.

It includes written statements, public statements, oral statements as well as questions to Special Rapporteurs during interactive dialogues.

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 2nd session of the Human Rights Council


1st Session of the HRC
19 – 30 June 2006


Thematic Priorities raised in a statement:
Institution-building process, Human rights Treaty Bodies, draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and review of the Special Procedures

Amnesty International’s compilation of statements for the 1st session gathers all statements made by Amnesty International in connection with that particular session.

For the first session of the Human Rights Council AI focused much of its activity to follow the institution-building process of the new Council and ensure the establishment of a strong and effective human rights body.

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 1st session of the Human Rights Council


SPECIAL SESSIONS
4th Special session of the HRC
“the human rights situation in Darfur”
12-13 December 2006


Amnesty International delivered an oral statement on the human rights situation in Darfur

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 4th special session of the Human Rights Council


3rd Special session of the HRC
“the gross human rights violations emanating from Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent one in Northern Gaza and the assault on Beit Hanoun”
15 November 2006


Amnesty International submitted a written statement on the human rights situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territory

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 3rd special session of the Human Rights Council


2nd Special session of the HRC
“ The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused
by Israeli military operations”
11 August 2006


Amnesty International submitted a written statement on the human rights situation in Israel and Lebanon

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 2nd special session of the Human Rights Council


1st Special session of the HRC
“Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”
5-6 July 2006


Amnesty International submitted a written statement to the Council on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 1st special session of the Human Rights Council