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Account of the Secretariat of @UN body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of #humanrights around the globe.
23 Feb

The Human Rights Council holds its Biennial high-level panel discussion on the #deathpenalty

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🗨️"Both the evidence and the policy arguments support our opposition to the death penalty."

- @mbachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of #Chad, described his country's journey to abolishing the #deathpenalty in May 2020.

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22 Feb

The Human Rights Council opens its 46th regular session with:
🔹 statements from governments and inter-governmental organizations
🔹a discussion on racism and #COVID19

🕘09:00 CET

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President of the Human Rights Council Nazhat Shameem Khan opens the 46th regular session - the first to take place almost entirely virtually - running until 23 March.

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President of the United Nations General Assembly @volkan_bozkir addresses the Human Rights Council.

"Sustainable development and human rights are symbiotic," he says.

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12 Feb

Resolution adopted by consensus!

The UN Human Rights Council deplores the removal of the elected government and calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other arbitrarily detained persons.

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The Human Rights Council strongly calls on #Myanmar military and other security forces and authorities to immediately protect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, religion or belief, association and peaceful assembly and lift restrictions on the Internet.
In the resolution on the human rights implications of the crisis in #Myanmar, the Human Rights Council calls for safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to all people in need.
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