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SAMPLE - Good practice: Statement of Germany on reprisals in Egypt

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany in Geneva

Publication Date: 2018

An example of a good statement by States made at the Human Rights Council. This statement focuses on the acts of reprisals and intimidation in Egypt against individuals who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.

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SAMPLE - Good practice: Joint statement on the operations of the Human Rights Council

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: Cross-regional group of States

Publication Date: 2016

An example of a good (joint) statement made by States at the Human Rights Council. This joint statement aims to offer guidance on when the Council should engage with a concerned State, to prevent, respond to or address violations and to assist in de-escalation of a situation of concern.

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SAMPLE - Resolution creating Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

Type of Resource: Resolution, Sample document

Author: Human Rights Council

Publication Date: 2016

An example of a resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council. This resolution creates a commission of inquiry to conduct an investigation into human rights violations in Burundi, and includes details on the scope of its mandate, including identifying perpetrators, making recommendations, and presenting a report to the General Assembly.

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SAMPLE - Side Event Flyer: Freedom of Speech in China

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2018

An example of a flyer promoting a side event at the Human Rights Council.

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SAMPLE - Side Event Flyer: Civil Society Participation

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2017

An example of a flyer promoting a side event at the Human Rights Council.

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SAMPLE - Side Event Flyer: Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2018

An example of a flyer promoting a side event at the Human Rights Council.

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ISHR Tips & Tricks: Checklist to Organize a Side Event at the Human Rights Council

Type of Resource: FactSheet / Checklist

Author: ISHR

Publication Date:

This checklist explains the steps you need to take to organise a side event at the UN Human Rights Council.

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SAMPLE - Joint Written Submission on State obligations to protect rights of LGBTI defenders

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: ISHR and Others

Publication Date: 2018

This joint written submission by ISHR in collaboration with organisations working to promote and protect human rights on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC), outlines the legal framework underpinning the rights of LGBTI defenders, and relevant State obligations for the realization of those rights.

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SAMPLE - Statement on the arbitrary detention of human rights defenders in Venezuela delivered at the HRC

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: Others

Publication Date: 2018

This joint civil society statement was presented to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council. It expresses appreciation for the continued attention to the issue of arbitrary detention in Venezuela, including against human rights defenders. They also ask the Working group to visit Venezuela, and ask the Venezuelan government to accept and facilitate that visit.

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SAMPLE - Joint Statement on Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and Columbia delivered at the HRC

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: ISHR and Others

Publication Date: 2018

This joint civil society statement was presented at the general debate on country reports and oral briefings at the 37th Session of the Council. It focuses on human rights violations in Honduras and the necessity to implement recommendations made by OHCHR; as well as the grave situation faced by human rights defenders in Colombia.

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