The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fifty-third regular session from 19 June to 14 July 2023 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The session will open on Monday, 19 June under the presidency of Ambassador Václav Bálek (Czechia).
The opening will be addressed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk. The Council will be meeting in room XX of the Palais des Nations.
During the session, the Council will hold 28 interactive dialogues with Special Procedures mandate holders and investigative mechanisms.
The final outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of 13 States will also be considered, namely those of the Czechia, Argentina, Gabon, Ghana, Peru, Guatemala, Benin, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Pakistan, Zambia, Japan and Sri Lanka.
On Wednesday, 21 June, the Council will hear oral updates on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka and in Nicaragua.