Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Support to Recovery Process in Haiti: A Human Rights Approach

The United Nations Office at Geneva

The Human Rights Council will hold a Special Session on �The Support of the Human Rights Council to the Recovery Process in Haiti after the Earthquake of January 12, 2010: a Human Rights Approach� on Wednesday, 27 January, starting at 10 a.m. in Room XX of the Palais des Nations.

The holding of the Special Session comes at the request of Brazil. The request is co-sponsored by the following 32 Member States of the Human Rights Council: Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Gabon, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay. Nine observer States, including Haiti, also supported the holding of the Special Session.

This will be the thirteenth Special Session of the Council. Previous Special Sessions have been held on the human rights situations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in Lebanon, in Darfur, in Myanmar, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Sri Lanka, as well as on the world food crisis and the economic and financial crisis in relation to human rights.

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