3.2 News on the Human Rights Council
> Read the reports from Guyana, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan for the 8th Universal Periodical (UPR) of the Human Rights Council, available at Mulabi’s website. The 8th UPR will held in May 2010.
> Check the UN-official calendar of key meetings of UN human rights mechanisms scheduled to take place in 2010, primarily in Geneva, Switzerland.
> Read the Discussion of the Scheinin report on gender aspects in Human Rights and countering terrorism, during the UN Third Committee, October 26, 2009, written by Justus Eisfeld (GATE), with additions by Vanessa Jackson (ISHR)
> In September 2010 at the 15th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the President of the Council is to appoint an independent human rights expert to serve as the next Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. NGOs and others wishing to nominate candidates should send the names of eligible candidates to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for inclusion in the public list (roster) used as basis for the appointment: