Human Lives Human Rights: The 53rd regular session of the Human Rights Council came to an end on July 14, with the approval of 30 resolutions and the convening of an emergency session.
The description of these resolutions is as follows:
- One of the resolutions discussed during the session pertained to organizational and procedural matters, specifically addressing the issue of religious hatred that leads to discrimination, hostility, or violence.
- Three resolutions were passed under agenda item three, which focuses on promoting and protecting all types of human rights, including the right to development. These resolutions addressed the human rights situation in Eritrea, the rights of Muslims and Rohingya minorities, and the implementation of resolution 31/36, which deals with the consequences of Israeli settlements on Palestinian rights.
- 20 resolutions were passed under agenda item three, which focuses on promoting and protecting all types of human rights, including the right to development. These resolutions covered various important topics such as the role of the special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, the intersection of trade and human rights, the mission of the independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, human rights in the context of climate change, the right to education, combating discrimination against individuals affected by leprosy, human trafficking (with a particular focus on women and children), the relationship between extreme poverty and human rights, the need to strengthen international cooperation in the field of human rights, creating a conducive environment for civil society, the impact of arms transfers on human rights, the mission of the special rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, ensuring equality in citizenship rights both in law and in practice, combating the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights, addressing the issue of early and forced child marriage, and protecting the human rights of migrants. Efforts to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls were also emphasized during the session, with a focus on promoting development that ensures the enjoyment of all human rights. Additionally, the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on human rights was also discussed.
- Two resolutions were adopted to address human rights situations that demand the attention of the council. These resolutions specifically focused on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the human rights situation in Belarus.
One resolution was passed under agenda item five, which pertains to the agenda of human rights institutions and mechanisms. This resolution specifically addressed the social forum.
- One resolution was adopted under agenda item nine, which focuses on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related forms of intolerance. This resolution aimed at implementing the Durban Declaration and Action Plan. It specifically addressed the incompatibility between democracy and racism.
- Two resolutions were passed under agenda item ten, which deals with technical assistance and capacity building. These resolutions focused on strengthening technical cooperation and capacity building in the field of human rights in Colombia, as well as providing cooperation and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights.