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Sessions

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

42nd Regular Session
09 September 2019 to 27 September 2019

41st Regular Session
24 June 2019 to 12 July 2019

40th Regular Session
25 February 2019 to 22 March 2019

39th Regular Session
10 September 2018 to 28 September 2018

38th Regular Session
18 June 2018 to 06 July 2018

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Special Sessions

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

26th Special Session
14 December 2016, Human rights situation in South Sudan

25th Special Session
21 October 2016, The deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in Aleppo

24th Special Session
17 December 2015, Preventing further deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi

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Intersessional Activities

Intersessional seminars on the prevention of human rights violations
Intersessional seminars on the prevention of human rights violations, 1st session, 9-10 April 2019

Intersessional high-level panel discussion on the incompatibility between democracy and racism
Intersessional high-level panel discussion on the incompatibility between democracy and racism, Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Intersessional meeting on human rights and the 2030 Agenda
Intersessional meeting on human rights and the 2030 Agenda. 16 January 2019

Intersessional workshop on the right to peace
Intersessional workshop to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace, 14 June 2018

Intersessional seminar on the protection of the family and human rights of older persons
Intersessional seminar on the protection of the family and human rights of older persons, 11 June 2018

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