Report of the Secretary-General

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to resolution 12/2 of the Human Rights Council. The Secretary-General highlights activities, policy developments and good practices within the United Nations system and beyond to address intimidation and reprisals against those seeking to cooperate or having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights. It presents the activities of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, the senior official leading the efforts of the United Nations in this area. The report contains information on alleged acts of intimidation and reprisals, including in follow-up to cases included in the previous report (A/HRC/39/41) and prior to that. Owing to the word limit, more information on selected cases is set out in annex I. Information on follow-up to cases included in previous reports is provided in annex II. The report concludes with a summary of trends and recommendations to address and prevent acts of intimidation and reprisals.