Human Rights Council session 2

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Second session of the Human Rights Council: 18 September - 6 October 2006

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This page offers information on the second HRC session for child rights NGOs. It provides daily news updates, links to official documentation, information on NGO participation and useful contacts. 

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News on the second session - CRINMAILs - Documentation - Sources of informationNGO participation - Subgroup on the HRC - Useful contacts

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News on the Second HRC session

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CRINMAILs

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Documentation

REPORTS ON CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

  • Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of the abduction of children in Africa - Advanced edited version E/CN.4/2006/65
  • Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Report of the Secretary-General, submitted for the 62nd session of the Commission on Human Rights, in accordance with paragraph 40 (b) of Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/44. E/CN.4/2006/64 
  • Report from J-M Petit, Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography on child pornography E/CN.4/2006/67
  • Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict (Ms. Karin Sham-Poo), E/CN.4/2006/66 
  • Progress report by the Secretary-General on the question of violence against children - E/CN.4/2006/63 / Addendum
  • Annual report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children (Ms. Sigma Huda) - E/CN.4/2006/62
  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Mr. Manfred Nowak - E/CN.4/2006/6
  • Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to development - E/CN.4/2006/24

    All documentation is available at the following link and will be updated as reports are made available.

RESOLUTIONS, DECISIONS AND STATEMENTS ON CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

NGO STATEMENTS MADE AT THE HRC SESSION

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Sources of information

CRIN - sign up to the special HRC CRINMAIL and get our daily updates on our HRC news page.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Press releases are issued by the HRC on a daily basis and are available on the OHCHR website. In addition, relevant documents are posted on the Human Rights Council extranet (sign up).

Civil society news and perspectives are available on the CONGO website (Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) - ISHR: Human Rights Council daily updates

FAQs about the Human Rights Council 

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NGO participation

Pursuant to Resolution 60/251, the participation of NGOs in the Human Rights Council is based on the arrangements and practices observed by the Commission on Human Rights, including Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

Accreditations

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC wishing to accredit representatives to the first session of the Human Rights Council are therefore invited to send their requests to the Secretariat of the Council, for the attention of Ms. Kate Hardie: tel: + 41 (0) 22 917 1525; fax: + 41 (09 22 917 0494.

NGO written statements

As under the arrangements and practices observed by the Commission on Human Rights, NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC will be able to submit written statements relevant to the work of the Human Rights Council (in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of ECOSOC resolution 1996/31).

While the provisional agenda for the first session of the HRC is yet to be identified, NGOs can submit their written statements to the Council secretariat, which in consultation with the concerned NGO will determine in due course under which agenda item the NGO statement is being submitted.

NGO written statements should be sent electronically to hrcngo@ohchr.org. The deadline for the submission of written statements is 16 June 2006. (Guidelines for the submission of NGO written statements).

NGO parallel events

As under the arrangements and practices observed by the Commission on Human Rights, NGOs can organise parallel events of relevance to the work of the Human Rights Council. In line with past practices, no activities can be organised in parallel to the High-level Segment. (Room booking form).

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Subgroup on the HRC

The Subgroup for the Human Rights Council, of the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, brings together NGOs willing to promote the rights of the child at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The Subgroup’s aim so far has been to ensure that the Commission on Human Rights addresses the specific rights and situations of children worldwide in its regular work and sessions on human rights. By advocating for the inclusion of its concerns into the Commission's Resolutions, the NGO community has ensured better support and coherence between international politics and local realities affecting the realisation of children's rights.

The Subgroup has been active during the negotiations on the creation of the Human Rights Council and during consultations on the first session of the Council.

It produced a call for action in May 2006, calling on the Human Rights Council to act on four specific child rights issues: violence against children - sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography - children affected by armed conflict and displacement - children in conflict with the law.

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Useful contacts

For more information on the Human Rights Council, contact:
The Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, OHCHR – UNOG,
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 917 9000; Fax: +41 22 917 9016
Website: http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/chr

For more information on NGO participation, contact:
Ms Laura Dolci-Kanaan
OHCHR’s NGO Liaison Officer
Email: ldolci-kanaan@ohchr.org
Tel: +41 22 917 9656

For more information about the Subgroup for the Human Rights Council, contact:
Simone Ek, Convenor
Save the Children Sweden
Email: simone.ek@rb.se
Visit: http://www.crin.org/docs/resources/publications/NGOCRC/subgroup-CHR.asp

Any other enquiries:
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
c/o Save the Children, 1 St. John's Lane, London EC1M 4AR, UK
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7012 6867; Fax: + 44 (0)20 7012 6963
Email: info@crin.org
Website: http://www.crin.org/HRC

Countries

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