Amnesty International priorities to the UN Human Rights Council for 2008

Amnesty International priorities in 2008

REGULAR SESSIONS


8th Session of the Human Rights Council
2 – 18 June 2008


All statements made by Amnesty International will be posted shortly.

Country Priorities raised in a statement:

Thematic Priorities raised in a statement:

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 8th session of the Human Rights Council


7th Session of the Human Rights Council
3 – 28 March 2008

Country priorities: Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka, China.

Thematic Priorities: Renewal of Special Procedures mandates and appointment of Special Procedures mandate-holders

Amnesty International made a number of written and oral statements during the 7th session, including questions to Special Procedures during interactive dialogues: Amnesty International compilation of statements for the 7th session.

During the session, Amnesty International hosted a side event on 19 March 2008, together with the OHCHR gender unit, to present its report on Safe Schools for Girls, in the context of AI’s campaign “Stop Violence Against Women”.

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 7th session of the Human Rights Council

SPECIAL SESSIONS

7th Special session of the HRC: “The negative impact on the realization of the right to food of the worsening of the world food crisis, caused inter alia by the soaring food prices”
22 May 2008

Amnesty International delivered an oral statement on the right to food

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 7th special session of the Human Rights Council


6th Special session of the HRC on “Human rights violations emanating from Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent ones in occupied Gaza and West Bank town of Nablus”
23-24 January 2008

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Official OHCHR webpage on the 6th special session of the Human Rights Council

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