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Now COVID-19 causes unprecedented halt to Human Rights Council session

Now COVID-19 causes unprecedented halt to Human Rights Council session

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The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented disruption in many areas of our lives, and that’s true of a key UN forum as well: the Human Rights Council.

On Thursday, it announced the suspension of its current inter-governmental session in Geneva, meaning that voting on Resolutions is on hold, until it can resume its work, promoting and protecting people’s human rights across the world.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, the Council’s President, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, highlights what the precautionary measures involve.

Audio Credit
Daniel Johnson, UN News in Geneva
Audio Duration
3'34"
Photo Credit
UN Photo/Violaine Martin