Reports on equal participation

Since 2014, the Human Rights Council has adopted a series of resolutions on human rights and equal participation. These resolutions have requested for a number of thematic panel discussions to be held at the Council and have also requested OHCHR to prepare studies, reports and summary reports to the Council. This includes the following:


Year of submission



HRC 33rd session 2016 Summary of the discussions held during the expert workshop on the right to participate in public affairsA/HRC/33/25
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HRC 30th session
The promotion, protection and implementation of the right to participate in public affairs in the context of the existing human rights law: best practices, experiences, challenges and ways to overcome themA/HRC/30/26
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HRC 27th session 2014
Factors that impede equal political participation and steps to overcome those challenges