Human Rights Council Advisory Committee to hold 5th session
Friday, 30 July 2010 15:51


The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (the Advisory Committee) will hold its 5th session from 2 to 6 August 2010. The Advisory Committee of 18 experts is mandated to act as the think-tank for the Human Rights Council (the Council), by providing studies and research-based advice on thematic issues at the request of the Council. The provisional programme of work and annotated agenda are available for download.


During its 5th session, the Committee will consider the issues of the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, missing persons, and the right to food. For the discussion on the right to food, the Committee will look at further measures to enhance the realisation of the right to food, as well as discrimination in the context of the right. Discussions on missing persons will focus on best practices, as requested by the Council. The Committee will also examine the revised draft set of principles and guidelines on measures to eliminate leprosy-based discrimination.


Of relevance to the upcoming review of the Council, the Committee will consider implementation of sections III and IV of the annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1. These sections cover the rules of procedure and methods of work of the Advisory Committee along with its agenda and annual programme of work (including new priorities). The Advisory Committee may also discuss the budgetary implications of Advisory Committee recommendation 1/11, which mandates it to follow the work of subsidiary bodies of the Council, such as the Expert Mechanism on Indigenous Peoples.


Other items on the agenda include the appointment of an expert from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States to the Working Group on Communications, following the death of Mr Alfonso Martínez. The Advisory Committee may also take up the Council’s request that the Committee explore ways and means to enhance international cooperation in the field of human rights.


For more information on past sessions of the Advisory Committee, please click here

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