Hearings & Sessions

This calendar displays upcoming sessions and hearings held by regional and universal human rights monitoring bodies, special rapporteurs and independent experts’ country visits, annual assemblies of intergovernmental organizations, and international days observed by the United Nations. For the brief description of an event, hover over the entry.  For additional details, click on the event.  To submit an event for inclusion in the calendar, please contact IJRC.

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* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* Older Persons DayOlder Persons Day

International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1.

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* WG African Descent GuyanaWG African Descent Guyana

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent agreed to visit Guyana from Oct 2-6, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* World Habitat DayWorld Habitat Day

UN World Habitat Day is observed on October 2, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* HR Council Social Forum HR Council Social Forum

The 9th Session of the Human Rights Council Social forum will take place from October 2 to 4, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* Cttee Rights of Child 78th PreCttee Rights of Child 78th Pre

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 2 to 6, 2017, to consider the State reports of Lesotho, Montenegro, Niger, and Norway.

* Non-Violence DayNon-Violence Day

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2.

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* WG African Descent GuyanaWG African Descent Guyana

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent agreed to visit Guyana from Oct 2-6, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* HR Council Social Forum HR Council Social Forum

The 9th Session of the Human Rights Council Social forum will take place from October 2 to 4, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* Cttee Rights of Child 78th PreCttee Rights of Child 78th Pre

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 2 to 6, 2017, to consider the State reports of Lesotho, Montenegro, Niger, and Norway.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* WG African Descent GuyanaWG African Descent Guyana

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent agreed to visit Guyana from Oct 2-6, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* HR Council Social Forum HR Council Social Forum

The 9th Session of the Human Rights Council Social forum will take place from October 2 to 4, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* Cttee Rights of Child 78th PreCttee Rights of Child 78th Pre

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 2 to 6, 2017, to consider the State reports of Lesotho, Montenegro, Niger, and Norway.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* World Teacher's DayWorld Teacher's Day

UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization World Teachers' Day is observed on October 5, 2017.

* WG African Descent GuyanaWG African Descent Guyana

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent agreed to visit Guyana from Oct 2-6, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* Cttee Rights of Child 78th PreCttee Rights of Child 78th Pre

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 2 to 6, 2017, to consider the State reports of Lesotho, Montenegro, Niger, and Norway.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* WG African Descent GuyanaWG African Descent Guyana

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent agreed to visit Guyana from Oct 2-6, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* Cttee Rights of Child 78th PreCttee Rights of Child 78th Pre

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 2 to 6, 2017, to consider the State reports of Lesotho, Montenegro, Niger, and Norway.

* Cmmtte ESC Rights 62ndCmmtte ESC Rights 62nd

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland from September 18 to October 6, 2017, to review the State reports of Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Moldova, and Russia.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

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* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* World Post DayWorld Post Day

UN World Post Day is observed on October 9, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* WG Disc. against Women WG Disc. against Women

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice will hold its 20th Session from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* CESCR Pre-Sessional WGCESCR Pre-Sessional WG

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 9 to 13, 2017 to consider the State reports of Argentina and Turkmenistan.

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* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* WG Disc. against Women WG Disc. against Women

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice will hold its 20th Session from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* CESCR Pre-Sessional WGCESCR Pre-Sessional WG

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 9 to 13, 2017 to consider the State reports of Argentina and Turkmenistan.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

* World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10.

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* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* WG Disc. against Women WG Disc. against Women

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice will hold its 20th Session from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* CESCR Pre-Sessional WGCESCR Pre-Sessional WG

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 9 to 13, 2017 to consider the State reports of Argentina and Turkmenistan.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

* Day of the Girl ChildDay of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11.

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* SR Religion - UzbekistanSR Religion - Uzbekistan

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief agreed to visit Uzbekistan from October 2-12, 2017.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* WG Disc. against Women WG Disc. against Women

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice will hold its 20th Session from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* CESCR Pre-Sessional WGCESCR Pre-Sessional WG

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 9 to 13, 2017 to consider the State reports of Argentina and Turkmenistan.

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* SR Hazardous Waste DenmarkSR Hazardous Waste Denmark

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes agreed to visit Denmark from October 2-13, 2017.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* WG Disc. against Women WG Disc. against Women

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice will hold its 20th Session from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* CESCR Pre-Sessional WGCESCR Pre-Sessional WG

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland from October 9 to 13, 2017 to consider the State reports of Argentina and Turkmenistan.

* SR Disabilities - FranceSR Disabilities - France

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities will conduct a country visit in France from October 3 to 13, 2017.

* Disaster Reduction DayDisaster Reduction Day

International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on October 13.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Rural Women DayRural Women Day

International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACtHR 58th Special SessionIACtHR 58th Special Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold public hearings at its 58th Special Session from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Panama City, Panama.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* European Cttee Social RightsEuropean Cttee Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 295th Session in Strasbourg, France from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Inter-American Court 58thInter-American Court 58th

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 58th Special Session in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* World Food DayWorld Food Day

World Food Day is observed on October 16.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACtHR 58th Special SessionIACtHR 58th Special Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold public hearings at its 58th Special Session from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Panama City, Panama.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* European Cttee Social RightsEuropean Cttee Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 295th Session in Strasbourg, France from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Inter-American Court 58thInter-American Court 58th

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 58th Special Session in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Poverty Eradication DayPoverty Eradication Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACtHR 58th Special SessionIACtHR 58th Special Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold public hearings at its 58th Special Session from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Panama City, Panama.

* ECtHR: Denisov v. UkraineECtHR: Denisov v. Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing on the case of Denisov v. Ukraine on October 18, 2017.

* CEDAW WG CommunnicationsCEDAW WG Communnications

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its 39th Session working group on communications from October 18-20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Inter-American Court 58thInter-American Court 58th

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 58th Special Session in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* European Cttee Social RightsEuropean Cttee Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 295th Session in Strasbourg, France from October 16 to 20, 2017.

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* CEDAW WG on Inquiries CEDAW WG on Inquiries

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its 39th Session working group on inquiries from October 19-20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACtHR 58th Special SessionIACtHR 58th Special Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold public hearings at its 58th Special Session from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Panama City, Panama.

* CEDAW WG CommunnicationsCEDAW WG Communnications

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its 39th Session working group on communications from October 18-20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Inter-American Court 58thInter-American Court 58th

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 58th Special Session in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* European Cttee Social RightsEuropean Cttee Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 295th Session in Strasbourg, France from October 16 to 20, 2017.

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* CEDAW WG on Inquiries CEDAW WG on Inquiries

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its 39th Session working group on inquiries from October 19-20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACtHR 58th Special SessionIACtHR 58th Special Session

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold public hearings at its 58th Special Session from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Panama City, Panama.

* CEDAW WG CommunnicationsCEDAW WG Communnications

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its 39th Session working group on communications from October 18-20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* WG on Durban DeclarationWG on Durban Declaration

The intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action will hold its 15th session from October 9 to 20, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland .

* Inter-American Court 58thInter-American Court 58th

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 58th Special Session in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 16 to 20, 2017.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* European Cttee Social RightsEuropean Cttee Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 295th Session in Strasbourg, France from October 16 to 20, 2017.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* SR Truth & Justice Sri LankaSR Truth & Justice Sri Lanka

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence agreed to visit Sri Lanka from October 10-23, 2017.

* IACHR 165th Ordinary PeriodIACHR 165th Ordinary Period

The Inter-American Commission will hold its 165th Period of Sessions from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will hold hearings on matters related to all OAS countries, except for the United States and Canada.

* SR Judges & Lawyers PolandSR Judges & Lawyers Poland

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers will visit Poland from October 23-27, 2017.

* WG Corporations & BusinessWG Corporations & Business

The open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will hold its 3rd session from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* IACHR 165th Ordinary PeriodIACHR 165th Ordinary Period

The Inter-American Commission will hold its 165th Period of Sessions from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will hold hearings on matters related to all OAS countries, except for the United States and Canada.

* Development Information DayDevelopment Information Day

UN World Development Information Day is observed on October 24, 2017.

* SR Judges & Lawyers PolandSR Judges & Lawyers Poland

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers will visit Poland from October 23-27, 2017.

* WG Corporations & BusinessWG Corporations & Business

The open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will hold its 3rd session from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* United Nations DayUnited Nations Day

United Nations Day is observed on October 24.

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* IACHR 165th Ordinary PeriodIACHR 165th Ordinary Period

The Inter-American Commission will hold its 165th Period of Sessions from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will hold hearings on matters related to all OAS countries, except for the United States and Canada.

* SR Judges & Lawyers PolandSR Judges & Lawyers Poland

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers will visit Poland from October 23-27, 2017.

* WG Corporations & BusinessWG Corporations & Business

The open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will hold its 3rd session from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* IACHR 165th Ordinary PeriodIACHR 165th Ordinary Period

The Inter-American Commission will hold its 165th Period of Sessions from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will hold hearings on matters related to all OAS countries, except for the United States and Canada.

* SR Judges & Lawyers PolandSR Judges & Lawyers Poland

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers will visit Poland from October 23-27, 2017.

* WG Corporations & BusinessWG Corporations & Business

The open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will hold its 3rd session from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* IACHR 165th Ordinary PeriodIACHR 165th Ordinary Period

The Inter-American Commission will hold its 165th Period of Sessions from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will hold hearings on matters related to all OAS countries, except for the United States and Canada.

* Day for Audiovisual HeritageDay for Audiovisual Heritage

UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed on October 27, 2017.

* SR Judges & Lawyers PolandSR Judges & Lawyers Poland

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers will visit Poland from October 23-27, 2017.

* WG Corporations & BusinessWG Corporations & Business

The open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will hold its 3rd session from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* Fund for Victims of TortureFund for Victims of Torture

The Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture will hold its 46th Session in Geneva, Switzerland on October 30 - November 3, 2017.

* SR Drinking Water IndiaSR Drinking Water India

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit India from October 30-November 10, 2017.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

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* Fund for Victims of TortureFund for Victims of Torture

The Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture will hold its 46th Session in Geneva, Switzerland on October 30 - November 3, 2017.

* World Cities DayWorld Cities Day

UN World Cities Day is observed on October 31, 2017.

* SR Drinking Water IndiaSR Drinking Water India

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation agreed to visit India from October 30-November 10, 2017.

* CEDAW 68thCEDAW 68th

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women will hold its 68th Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 23 to November 17, 2017, to review the State reports of Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, and Singapore.

* Human Rights Committee 121stHuman Rights Committee 121st

The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold its 121st Session in Geneva, Switzerland from October 16 to November 10, 2017, to review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

       
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