Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many meetings and conferences have been postponed or are taking place virtually. Some locations have resumed limited in-person meetings which comply with local public health instructions for social distancing. Participants will receive detailed information about attending the meeting from the organizer.

Human Rights Council resolution 28/14, which established the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, decided that 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”.

In accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 40/9, adopted on 5 March 2019 the theme of the third session of the Forum is “Equal access to justice for all: a necessary element of democracy, rule of law and human rights protection”.


Palais des Nations (MAP HERE)
Online Geneva, Switzerland

Room XVII, Palais des Nations

Starts Nov 16, 2021 10:00
Ends Nov 17, 2021 17:00
  • Ms. Beagle, Jan

Forum discussions will center around the following themes:

  • Equal access to justice: a foundation for human rights, democracy, the rule of law and sustainable development
  • Making justice truly accessible to all
  • When emergency strikes: access to justice in times of crisis
  • Broadening the horizons of access to justice

Please consult the preliminary annotated agenda for more information.