On January 27-28, 2010, in Room XX of the the Palais de Nations in Geneva, the Council of Human Rights, convened a
January 12th, 2010.”
The session was proposed by the distinct delegation of Brazil and strongly supported by the 32 Member States of the
Council and by the 9 observer states, among which was Haiti . In previous sessions the room was never this crowded. All
the Member states and observers , representatives of numerous international organizations, members of civil society and
the press participated with emotion at the opening of the 12th Special Session.