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Weekly quiz - Human Rights Council special


1. Which UN 'Special Procedure' is the only one expressly relating to children?

A: The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
B: The Independent Expert on children with disabilities
C: The 'special procedure' for the recruitment of children of diplomats


2. Which other human rights body's 131st session ended recently?

A: The European Commission
B: The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
C: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


3. What did the Human Rights Council replace?

A: The General Assembly
B: The Commission on Human Rights
C: The Lunch for Intergovernmental Advertising among Republic States (L.I.A.R.S)


4. Who attends a Human Rights Council session?

A: UN agencies
B: Country representatives, NGOs, UN agencies and experts
C: Heads of governments


5. What percentage of child drug trials lack independent safety tests, according to a new report?

A: 67 per cent
B: 98 per cent
C: 43 per cent


6. What happens at the Human Rights Council?

A: Presentations of human rights reports, discussion of reports, statements from States and NGOs, and 'interactive dialogues'
B: A parliamentary-style debate on human rights issues
C: Party games, including volleyball and karaoke (this year won by Sweden)


7. How often does the Council meet?

A: Monday afternoons
B: At least ten weeks, in three sessions (plus 'special sessions')
C: Once a year, for eight weeks (plus 'special sessions')


8. What is the name of the process whereby every Member State of the UN has its human rights record reviewed?

A: The Universal Periodic Review
B: The Modalities for the High-Level Non-Meeting on Outcome Dialogues
C: The Intra-Planetary Alliance Test


9. In which country have a raft of child rights laws been signed?

A: Egypt
B: Angola
C: Eritrea


10. According to Yakin Ertürk, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, "children come from us, but...

A: ...can't return to us
B: ...do not have to have the same beliefs
C: ...do not belong to us