Tomorrow: International Experts Discuss the Fate of HRD Engagement with UN in Light of Governmental Reprisals

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You are cordially invited to a panel discussion entitled:

Reprisals against persons that have cooperated with the UN and its mechanisms and procedures in the field of human rights:
Effective responses by the Human Rights Council


Tuesday 21 September, 1:00-3:00



Threats, intimidation, and violence against those that have cooperated with the United Nations system in the field of human rights constitute serious violations of human rights. Through testimonies the panel will provide concrete examples of such violations including in countries such as Bahrain, Venezuela, Rwanda and Kenya. The panel will discuss how the Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights can provide effective responses and ensure that there is no impunity for reprisals



Refreshments will be provided

This event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Conectas Direitos Humanos, CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Federation for Human Rights, Forum Asia, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights House Foundation, International Service for Human Rights.

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