Various Expert Committees to promote
UN Agenda on Human Rights

Adequate Housing

Administration of Justice


Business and Human Rights


        Children Deprived of Liberty

        Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

        Sale and sexual exploitation of children

        Violence against Children

Civil and Political Rights

Climate change

Corruption and Human Rights

Cultural rights

Death penalty


        Equal participation in political and public affairs

        Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

        Human Rights and Elections

        Rule of Law - Democracy and Human Rights


        Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Development (Good Governance and Debt)

        Development - Good governance

Development Finance Institutions

        Human rights and the financial crisis

Right to development

Disability and Human Rights

        Human Rights of persons with disabilities


        Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

        Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances


        Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual      orientation and gender identity

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


        Human rights education and training


        Human Rights and the Environment

        Implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous         substances and wastes


        extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions


        right to food

Forced evictions

Freedom of Opinion and Expression

        Freedom of expression and advocacy of religious hatred that constitutes         incitement to discrimination,      hostility or violence

        Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

        Seminar on effective measures and best practices to ensure the      promotion and protection of human rights in        the context of peaceful       protests

Freedom of Religion and Belief

        Beirut Declaration and its 18 commitments on "Faith for Rights"

        Freedom of religion or belief


        Consultation on Elimination of discrimination against persons affected   by leprosy and their family      members

        Maternal and Child Health

        Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of         physical and mental health

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

Human Rights Defenders

        Human rights education and training

Human Rights Indicators

Humanitarian action

        Human rights and humanitarian crises

Independence of Judiciary

        Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Indigenous Peoples

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Fellowship programme

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Internal Displacement

Land and Human Rights


        Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and     their family members

Mental health and human rights

Consultation on mental health


Mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination


Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW)

Migration and Human Rights


Fellowship programme

Minority issues


Right to a Nationality and Statelessness

Older persons

        Enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

National Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights


        Human rights dimension of poverty

        Extreme poverty and human rights


        Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

Rule of Law

The impact of arms transfers

Weapons and human rights

Safety of Journalists

Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Sexual orientation and gender identity


        Contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Social Security


Human rights and terrorism

Independent expert on Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

Promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism

The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights

Committee against Torture (CAT)

Business and human rights

Human rights and traditional values

Trafficking in Persons

        Trafficking in persons, especially in women and children

Transitional Justice

        Promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-       recurrence

Urbanization and Human Rights

Human rights and preventing and countering violent extremism

Water and sanitation


        Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), its causes and         consequences

        Discrimination against women in law and in practice


        Human rights of youth

More Experts Committees on these issues

  1. Refugees, IDPs & Asylum seekers
  2. Arbitrary arrest & detention
  3. Independence of judges & lawyers
  4. Right to education
  5. Caste-based discrimination
  6. Prosecution system
  7. Right to fair trial
  8. Child rights , Child Abuse
  9. Inhuman & degrading treatment
  10. Institutional reform
  11. Death in custody
  12. Right to life
  13. Judicial system
  14. Right to redress Democracy
  15. Labour rights
  16. Right to remedy
  17. Enforced disappearances & abductions
  18. Legislation
  19. Sexual violence
  20. Extrajudicial killings
  21. Terrorism & human rights
  22. Minorities Threats and intimidation
  23. Torture
  24. Freedom of expression
  25. Police negligence
  26. Transitional Justice
  27. Poverty & adequate standard of living
  28. Victims assistance & protection