Human rights

The Human Rights Council's 30th session starts today


The Council will be divided into three weeks and the highlights of the Council will include the following: during the first week, the Council will mainly focus on interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery on Monday 14 September, which will then be followed by a discussion with the Working Group on enforced disappearances on Tuesday 15 September. On the same day, the Council will also have the annual discussion on the integration of gender perspective.

Debate around Amnesty International’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution


Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, explained that “[s]ex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances faces constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue.”

Human Rights violations in the face of terrorism


In her opening remarks, Ms Pansieri started by stressing the importance of reparation for victims of terrorism, saying that they need to be provided with equal access to justice and an effective remedy in order to benefit from adequate and prompt reparation for the harm suffered.


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