Global crackdown: The use of laws to criminalise and restrict human rights defenders

Friday 23 October
1.00 - 2.30 pm
Delegates Dining Room on the 4th floor of the UN Conference Building, New York
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Together with FIDH and Amnesty International, ISHR is pleased to present this event to discuss the nature, extent and impact of the global crackdown against human rights defenders, together with strategies and measures to promote and protect their vital and legitimate work.

  • Charlotte Bunch​, Founding Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers University
  • Stephania Koulaeva, Head of ADC Memorial, Russia
  • Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China
  • Paul Nsapu Mukulu, Director of Ligue des Electeurs (DRC) and FIDH Secretary General
  • Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Please RSVP by 19 October via this link and indicate whether you require a UN Ground Pass to attend.

Lunch will be served at 1pm. 

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