Human Rights Council

14 Jul: Outcomes of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council from an EU perspective

(Source: EEAS)

The 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC47) took place once again in the context of the global pandemic and was hence a timely opportunity to look at the situation of human rights in this current climate. COVID-19 not only impacts the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, but also of civil and political rights. At this session we strongly reminded that Government action needs to be necessary, proportionate and non-discriminatory, and we specifically invited all governments to strengthen and further expand universal social protection mechanisms.

“What is happening in the Tigray region in Ethiopia, is appalling. We are …