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CIVIL SOCIETY HANDBOOK
Chapter VI on Special Procedures and access to the
This publication provides an annual overview on the main activities of special procedures
21st Century Episode 111 - Human Rights in North Korea; and a holocaust survivor tells his story -- 13 May 2016
Human rights… Who is watching?
The UN Human Rights Council has a group of experts who carry out visits worldwide to monitor and report on a wide range of human rights violations, reflect on different human rights issues and advocate for protection. They are the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, and for them it’s all about the people.
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Film on Juan Mendez
I am a survivor of torture myself.
As a human rights lawyer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez, has dedicated over 40 years to ending torture.
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Visit of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Central African Republic -- Central African Republic, February 2015
Visit of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation -- Brazil, December 2013
Visit of the Special Rapporteur on truth -- Uruguay, October 2013
Visit of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children -- Italy, September 2013
Short information on all mandate holders
Between 2006 and 2010 a quarterly bulletin on the work of special procedures was published.
Nineteenth Issue (October - December 2010)Eighteenth Issue (July - September 2010)Seventeenth Issue (April - June 2010)Sixteenth Issue (January-March 2010)Fifteenth Issue (October - December 2009)Fourteenth Issue (July-September 2009)Thirteenth Issue (April-June 2009)Twelfth Issue (January to March 2009)Eleventh Issue (October to December 2008)Tenth Issue (July to September 2008)
Ninth Issue (April to June 2008)Eighth Issue (January to March 2008)Seventh Issue (October - December 2007)Sixth Issue (July - September 2007)Fifth Issue (April - June 2007)Fourth Issue (January - March 2007)
Third Issue (September - December 2006)Second issue (May-August 2006)First issue (January - April 2006)
Introduction to Special Procedures
Publications and resources
Current and former mandate holders
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Country and other visits
Consultations, calls for input and reports
Engagement with other intergovernmental fora
Special Procedures and cross-cutting issues
Making a difference
Reprisals for cooperation with Special Procedures
The Communications procedure
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About the Committee
Special Procedures Branch
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