Special Procedures

2019 Laureates Aminatou Haidar and Davi Kopenawa during an event in Geneva, Switzerland, credit: Wolfgang Schmidt.
Side event at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, credit: Right Livelihood

We ensure that Special Procedures mandate holders address violations facing Laureates and their communities.

The Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. They are appointed to monitor and report on human rights violations and to advise and assist in promoting and protecting rights. The system of Special Procedures is a central element of the UN human rights machinery and covers all human rights: civil, political, cultural, economic and social.

We work closely with Special Procedures mandate holders highlighting the issues affecting Right Livelihood Laureates. We do this by submitting urgent appeals, letters of concern and letters of allegation whenever a Laureate falls victim to a human rights violation and/or is facing an emergency situation.

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UN Human Rights Council

Engagement with the UN Human Rights Council is central to our advocacy work. We provide change-makers with strategic advice, and we ensure they have the tools and resources to address the Council and report about their concerns.

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Treaty Bodies

We support Right Livelihood Laureates in accessing Treaty Bodies to advocate for the proper implementation of human rights treaties in their countries. We submit reports and facilitate change-makers' direct engagement with committee experts.

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Universal Periodic Review

We support change-makers in engaging with the different phases of the Universal Periodic Review. We assist Laureates with compiling reports and providing information to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and work with State delegations to advance recommendations.

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