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    17th regular session 30 May to 17 June 2011
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  • 7th session Advisory Committee 8th to 12th August 2011
  • official website

  • 12th UPR session 3rd to 14th October 2011
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  • Calendar

  • 17th special session: not yet scheduled
  • official website

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    Past sessions:
  • 16th (28 February - 25 March11): official page
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  • previous sessions

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    Past sessions:
  • 11th (2 - 13 May11): Countries, Reports, Calendar
  • 10th (24 January - 4 February11): Countries, Reports, Calendar
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    Past sessions:
  • 16th (Apr. 11): Situation of human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic
  • 15th (Feb. 11): Situation of human rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • previous sessions

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