ISHR Event

HRC President | Reception to welcome the new Human Rights Council President

We love to create space for encounters and exchange within the human rights community. Here is a fantastic opportunity coming up in Geneva!

We’re hosting a welcome cocktail reception for Vojislav Šuc, the new President of the Human Rights Council.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Ground Floor Reception Room
Rue de Varembé 1, Geneva

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 This will be a great opportunity for civil society colleagues, human rights experts and diplomats to meet and greet the new President and Vice-Presidents of the world's peak human rights body in a relaxed atmosphere.
 
We hope you can join us! Please note you must RSVP by clicking here before 8pm on Thursday 25 January if you would like to attend.
 
And for our friends who won’t be in Geneva that night, we would love to hear your thoughts about what the Human Rights Council's priorities for 2018 should be. Feel free to share them on Twitter using #HRC2018 and we'll share a selection with the HRC President.

Event organised in collaboration with the members of HRCnet.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
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Remedying, redressing and preventing attacks against defenders working on business & human rights

The event will combine roundtable discussions and moderated break-out groups for a substantive, interactive ‘working session’ on human rights defenders (HRDs). In particular, we will take into account the UN Working Group’s 30 November consultation in the context of its work to develop guidance for business on respecting and supporting HRDs in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Register here: https://reg.unog.ch/event/16132/

 

 

 
 
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
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Side Event: The cost of impunity

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 13:00
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GA Side Event | Human rights defenders & business : Respecting, protecting and supporting defenders

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017
1:15 - 2:30 pm
Conference Room E
UN Headquarters, New York

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In his new report to the UN General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, highlights that the work to defend human rights over ‘profits, privilege and prejudice’ can be dangerous and even deadly. States, business and investors must all contribute to a safe environment for human rights defenders.

This side event will allow the audience to hear from a range of stakeholders, engage with the topic and the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur, and discuss steps towards their implementation.

Speakers:

  • Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
  • May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN in New York
  • Tawanda Mutasah, Amnesty International
  • Bopha Phorn, former Editor-At-Large, Cambodia Daily, Cambodia
  • Juan Auz, Terra Mater, Ecuador
  • Anna Pot, APG Asset Management

A light lunch will be served from 12:40 to 1:10 PM by the Vienna Cafe. If you require a UN special pass to attend the event, please RSVP to j.lopez@ishr.ch by COB on 20 October. Download a flyer here.

 

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 13:15 to 14:30
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GA Side Event | Treaty Body Strengthening Process - An assessment of developments and possible next steps

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Friday, 20 October 2017
1:15 - 2:45 pm
Conference Room 12

UN Headquarters, New York

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Looking towards the 2020 review of the UN Treaty Body system, this side event will provide a space to
discuss developments related to strengthening treaty bodies and maximising their effectiveness, and look at
where to go from here.

Panelists:

  • Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza-García, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN
  • Suela Janina, Chair of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances
  • Kyle Ward, Chief of Programme Support and Management Services, OHCHR
  • Christen Broeker, Deputy Director at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

Opening and closing remarks:

  • Ambassador Jouni Laaksonen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN
  • Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN

We hope you can join us.

Follow the event live on on UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org
Attendance with UN identification pass only!

 

Thanks to our event sponsors:

Photo: Mark Garten via UN Photos

Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:15 to 14:45
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Human Rights in the Philippines

 

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:30
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Cambodia: a Human Rights Crisis

 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:00
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Human Rights Council Side Event: Ending reprisals - Discussion with Human Rights Defenders and Experts

Thursday, 21 September 2017 
15.00-16.30
Room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

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The purpose of this discussion is to contribute to the critical debate on developing and strengthening procedures to prevent and address reprisals at the UN, ensuring that the voices of defenders are at the front and centre of the discussion. Furthermore, this panel coincides with the presentation of the Secretary-General’s annual report on Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights ('the reprisals report') at the Council's current session.

Panelists:

  • Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 
  • Peggy Hicks, Director of Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, OHCHR
  • Claudia Samayoa (UDEFEGUA), Human Rights Defender from Guatemala
  • Ellecer Carlos (iDEFEND & PAHRA), Human Rights Defender from the Philippines
  • Woman human rights defender from Burundi, member of the MFFPS

Moderator:

  • Tess McEvoy, Legal Counsel, ISHR.

Attendance with UNOG pass only!

For those unable to attend, we invite you to follow the event on Twitter through @ISHRglobal #HRC36 #EndReprisals

 

 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:00
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