Report of the UN Secretary-General regarding the cooperation with the UN, its representatives & mechanisms in the field of human rights

The United Nations’ Secretary General has issues his report aligned with the Human Rights Council’s 48th session happening in the period between 13 September–1 October 2021 under agenda items 2 and 5.

The report was submitted pursuant to resolution 12/2 of the Human Rights Council. The Secretary-General highlighted activities, policy developments and good practices within the United Nations system and beyond to address intimidation and reprisals against those seeking to cooperate or having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights. The report contained information on allegations of intimidation and reprisals during the reporting period of 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021, including follow-up to cases included in previous reports, which  included the cases of Hassan Mushaima, Abdulhadi Khawaja and Abduljalil Al-Singace from Bahrain.

Owing to the word limit, more information on selected cases were attached in annex I. Information on follow-up to cases included in previous reports were attached in annex II. The report concluded with observations and recommendations to address and prevent intimidation and reprisals.

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