The Human Rights Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

If one third of the Member States requests so, the Human Rights Council can decide at any time to hold a special session to address human rights violations and emergencies.

Regular Sessions

48th Regular Session
13 September 2021 to 11 October 2021

47th Regular Session
21 June 2021 to 14 July 2021

46th Regular Session
22 February 2021 to 24 March 2021

45th Regular Session
14 September 2020 to 07 October 2020

44th Regular Session
30 June 2020 to 17 July 2020

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Special Sessions

31st Special Session
24 August 2021, 31st special session of the Human Rights Council on the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan

30th Special Session
27 May 2021, 30th special session of the Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

29th Special Session
12 February 2021, 29th special session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar

28th Special Session
18 May 2018, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem

27th Special Session
05 December 2017, Human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine Sate of Myanmar

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