Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – The 51st session of the Human Rights Council concluded with adoption of 41 resolutions and the appointment of special rapporteurs. In a resolution, HRC invites the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism to address the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to make recommendations in in her annual report.
In a resolution on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Council demands that all parties to the conflict comply with their applicable obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Furthermore, in a resolution on national human rights institutions, the Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner to continue and to strengthen its work with national human rights institutions.
In a resolution on terrorism and human rights, the Council invites the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism to pay attention to the negative effect of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to make recommendations in this regard.
At the end of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council, said 2022 was proving to be one of the most challenging years of this body, and yet the Council had been able to deliver on its three core roles. On the Universal Periodic Review, it had been able to make great strides forward to ensure that the recommendations issuing from it were felt on the ground. The Council also considered a set of specific human rights situations that deserved its attention as a body, whether through interactive dialogues or resolutions.