This conference constitutes the sixth of our annual human rights meetings sponsored by the Norwegian and Swiss Governments, which bring together human rights experts from governments in all regions with practitioners, academics and other non-governmental expertise.
The conference discussed how to approach the forthcoming review of the work and functioning of the Human Rights Council. It aimed:
- To examine how to approach the review procedure;
- To identify major issues to be considered during the review;
- To share information and perspectives within the international community, and between representations in Geneva and in New York;
- To feed into the open-ended intergovernmental working group on the review of the work and functioning of the Human Rights Council scheduled to meet later in 2010.