55th Human Rights Council Session

26 February to 5 April 2024 – UN Palais des Nations, Geneva 

The 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place in person, from 26 February to 5 April 2024 at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. 

National human rights institutions that are accredited in full compliance with the Paris Principles may attend in person, engage in all agenda items with oral or written interventions, and participate in and host side events and other meetings on the Council sidelines. 

The proceedings can also be followed online through a live webcast. 

Throughout the session, the Council will host panel discussions, engage in interactive debates with Special Procedure mandate holders, adopt outcome reports from the Universal Periodic Review and consider the appointments of 14 mandate holders.  

More than 20 resolutions and other texts on both thematic and country specific topics are expected to be adopted by the Council at the end of its session. 

Throughout the session, GANHRI will contribute to discussions on: 

  • Item 1: General Segment 
  • Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture 
  • Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on disabilities 
  • Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders  

GANHRI’s Geneva-based Head Office will also support individual GANHRI members worldwide to engage with the Human Rights Council. 

The OHCHR website offers an overview of the session and provides links to reports and other documentation. Information on opportunities for NHRIs to engage is available here. 

Draft POW: https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/hrbodies/hrcouncil/sessions-regular/session55/POW-HRC55-EN.dochttps://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/hrbodies/hrcouncil/sessions-regular/session55/POW-HRC55-FR.doc