CREATING A SAFE AND ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, 11 MARCH 2014, 1200 - 1400, PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA
Defending human rights is a critical but increasingly dangerous activity in many parts of the world. This panel discussion will shed light on the threats and obstacles encountered by human rights defenders, and identify actions and protection strategies for the UN, States, national human rights institutions and civil society to contribute to a safe and enabling environment for them.
The discussion will draw on the new perspectives offered by two recent publications: the latest report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, and the Special Issue of the Journal of Human Rights Practice.
Panelists will include Margaret Sekaggya, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Hassan Shire Sheikh of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network, Mexican human rights defender Daniel Joloy, Sabrina Dallafior of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, and Danna Ingleton, Research and Policy Advisor of Amnesty International.
This event is co-organised by the International Service for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, and the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitan University.
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