Switzerland and the U.N. Human Rights Council (since 2006)

In this section you find news concerning the relationship between Switzerland and the UN Human Rights Council.



15.07.2015
Switzerland runs for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council 2016-2018

The UN Human Rights Council is made up of 47 elected member states, with seats allocated according to geographical blocks. Switzerland has been a member of the UN Human Rights Council twice, from 2006 to 2009 and 2010 to 2013. Now it is running for a...


19.05.2010
Switzerland to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council

On 13 May 2010, the UN General Assembly elected Switzerland as a member of the Human Rights Council for the 2010-2013 term with acomfortable number of 175 votes. Along with Switzerland 13 other new members, amongst them countries like Spain, Poland,...


09.01.2008
6th session of the UN Human Rights Council (2nd part)

The sixth session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from 10 to 14 December 2007 in Geneva. The opening day was dedicated to the memoration of the 59th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The following days the Council...


13.11.2007
6th session of the UN Human Rights Council

From 10 to 28 September 2007 the 6th session of the Human Rights Council took place in Geneva. The second part of the session is planned for the 10 to 14 December 2007, where the mandate of the special rapporteurs will be discussed once again....


21.06.2007
One year after: the UN Human Rights Council built its foundation

The fifth session of the Human Rights Council was held in Geneva from 11 to 18 June 2007. During this crucial session, a series of reforms of the new UN institution were formally but ‘in extremis’ adopted on 19 June 2007. «The final...


12.12.2006
Switzerland worries about the dysfunctions of the HRC

The new Human Rights Council held its third special session on November 15th, 2006, for the third time on the Middle East, ending with a resolution condemning Israel’s recent incursion into Gaza and the killing of at least 18 civilians in...


11.10.2006
Second ordinary session of the Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) ended its second session on October 6, 2006 failing to reach an agreement on any of the 44 proposed resolutions. These have been deferred until the final session of the year, from November 27 to December...


05.09.2006
Switzerland abstains twice at the Special Session of the Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council has already met twice in special sessions, both times passing a resolution condemning a country. Both times, Switzerland abstained. A first special session was held on July 6, 2006, at which Israel was...

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