The Human Rights Council in its Resolution 50/21 mandated the SR to develop “specific technical and practical tools to assist law enforcement in promoting and protecting human rights in the context of peaceful protests”, in collaboration with OHCHR and UNODC. These technical and practical tools will be completed by the end of 2023 to be presented to the HRC at its 55th in March 2024.
The HRC requested the SR to engage in global and regional consultations when developing these tools and “to seek the views of States, other relevant entities of the United Nations Secretariat, other relevant United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders, including practitioners, such as law enforcement practitioners” in collaboration with OHCHR and UNODC.
The SR will convene five regional consultations with law enforcement practitioners and experts as well as with civil society activists, followed by a global meeting in Geneva in the autumn, which will inform these practical tools.
A call for input from Members States, CSOs and other actors was issued and is available on the mandate webpage (in E, F, S).