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United Nations Human Rights Council Begins 52nd Session

February 27, 2023


U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres [Image credit: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File]

Cited article by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press


HRRC will join the international community in monitoring the discussions during the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) 52nd regular session. The numerous human rights issues up for discussion are critical and the outcomes will impact millions of lives. We hope for immediate action for the benefit of humanity and the environment.


Article Summary


This morning, the UNHRC opened it's 52nd regular session which will last until April 4, 2023. The UNHRC holds three regular sessions every year, although more can be requested, and each session serves as a platform to discuss critical human rights issues. This session will cover many pressing concerns and will host several important government representatives, including a senior Russian envoy, Iran's foreign minister, and diplomats from France and Germany.


The hope is for the 52nd regular session to discuss the war in Ukraine, violence in Israel and Palestine, a peace deal for Ethiopia, human rights violations in Afghanistan, China, Iran, Myanmar, Nicaragua, and other countries, as well as issues of discrimination, freedom of religion, right to housing, climate change threats, and more. This will be the longest-ever session of the UNHRC given the number of issues to be addressed. As such, the international community will be monitoring the meetings and outcomes as they are critical to international human rights.

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