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19th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 27 February – 23 March 2012

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The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 19th regular session (HRC-19) from 27 February until 23 March in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.


Oral Statements


12 March – Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana

13 March – Item 4: Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention – Sri Lanka

15 March – Item 6: Adoption of the Outcome Report of the Universal Periodic Review of Thailand

Press Statements

29 Feb – Malaysia: Anifah Aman on Malaysian Human Rights: Truth or fiction? (SUARAM)

22 March – Sri Lanka: Awakening Call from the International Community


Side Events

6 March – Accountability, Justice and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Lessons Learnt and Reasoned Critiques by Human Rights Defenders, 16h00 ‐ 18h00, Room XXI (21), Palais des Nations

Written Statements

13 March – Sri Lanka: Land grabbing and development-induced displacement