OHCHR_Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Introduction

In resolution 28/14, adopted on 26 March 2015, the Human Rights Council decided to establish a forum on human rights, democracy and rule of law.  The purpose of the Forum is “to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas” and to “identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.

Theme of the 2016 Forum

Resolution 28/14 decided that the theme of the first session of the Forum would be “Widening the Democratic Space: the role of youth in public decision-making”.

CALL FOR INPUTS, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 18 JULY 2016 : OHCHR seeks the views of all relevant stakeholders, including United Nations mechanisms, bodies and specialized agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations and mechanisms in the field of human rights, national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies, academics and experts and non-governmental organizations on the topics to be discussed during the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, bearing in mind the above-mentioned theme of the Forum. OHCHR would be grateful if any suggestions could be sent to democracyforum@ohchr.org by 4 July 2016 NOW EXTENDED TO 18 JULY 2016. Please note that all submissions will be made available on the Forum webpage in the language in which they are received.

link: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Democracy/Pages/ForumDemocracy.aspx