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Seminar on the United Nations Human Rights Council, 26 - 28 July 2006

Organised by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI).


Wednesday 26 July

8:00 Registration

10:00 Welcome Statements

11:30 Briefing and Introduction to the Seminar


15:00 The Human Rights Council: Its Creation and an Analysis of the First Session

16:30 The Mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner and the UN System for the Protection of Human Rights

Thursday 27 July

10:00 Applicable Rules of Procedure for the Human Rights Council

11:30 Special Procedures and their Relationship with the Treaty Bodies


14:00 The Structure and Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Council

15:00 Towards a Unified Human Rights Treaty Body Corpus

16:00 The Question of the Sub-Commission and the Complaints Procedure

Friday 28 July

10:00 The Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

11:00 The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organisations to the Human Rights Council (TBC)


15:00 Conclusion of the Seminar and Distribution of Certificates

Related Project(s)

Small Grant - 2006 The UN Human Rights Council – its Competence and Jurisdiction

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