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.