In 2019 and with the leadership of Mexico, GQUAL worked on getting the Human Rights Council (HRC) to address the lack of equal representation of women in the United Nations (UN) human rights bodies. The result was Resolution 41/6, which recognizes the need to overcome
Last June 28, in the framework of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council/ HRC in Geneva, we held an online side event with important experts.
29 May, 2022 His Excellency, Ambassador Federico VillegasPermanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office at GenevaPresident of the United Nations Human Rights CouncilCC His Excellency, Mr. Kouadio Adjoumani, Coordinator of the African Regional GroupHis Excellency, Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi, Coordinator of the Asia Pacific
Buenos Aires, March 10, 2021. On International Women’s Month we renew our commitment to continue working with States, International Organizations, civil society, and others to make gender parity in international justice a reality. Take a look at our 2020 work and join us as we continue
12 renowned women call on the States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights to nominate and elect women to the highest Court of human rights in our region in order to achieve gender parity. Read the full letter here.
Last week GQUAL sent contributions to the process initiated by the HRC President to draft “Methods of Work of the Consultative Group (CG) of the Human Rights Council”. The CG has the important role of proposing candidates for the Special Procedures and GQUAL highlighted the
On November 30th, at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) States Parties will elect 9 of the 18 members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the independent body of experts entrusted
Joint statement with the Institute for African Women in Law Washington D.C. and The Hague, October 30th, 2020. – On 11 November 2020, during its 75th session, the UN General Assembly and the Security Council will elect 5 judges (out of 15) for a term
Washington D.C. and The Hague, October 29th, 2020. – At its nineteenth session, taking place in December 2020, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will elect 6 new ICC judges (out of 18) to replace the judges whose terms will end in 2021. The current
In September 2020, during the 38th Meeting of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), States Parties will elect nine experts to the Human Rights Committee (HRC). The current composition of the HRC shows that there is no gender balance in