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High-Level Webinar: 10 years of protecting freedom of assembly and association

12 November 2020 @ 09:00 - 11:00 EST

Free

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The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. In a High-Level Webinar with Ministers and other prominent speakers, the Special Rapporteur calls for an assessment of the progress made and renewed commitments from States and civil society. Please join us on 12 November 2020 (9 AM New York time) for an exciting event to support the protection of freedom of assembly and association!
You will find the link to sign-up directly in the flyer or click here to register. Simultaneous French and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
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High-Level Webinar: 10 years of protecting freedom of assembly and association

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

High-Level Webinar with:
Clément Voule – Special Rapporteur
Tomáš Petříček – Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic
Linas Antanas Linkevičius – Foreign Minister of Lithuania
Nada Al-Nashif – Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Eamon Gilmore – EU Special Representative for Human Rights
Hina Jilani – The Elders, pioneering lawyer and pro-democracy campaigner
Mireille Tushiminina – Cameroon Women’s Peace Movement
Claudia Virginia Samayoa- Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Guatemala

Moderator:
Douglas Rutzen – President of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

• In 2010, the Human Rights Council created the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the mandate. The current Special Rapporteur, Clément Voule, wants to use this opportunity to take stock and look forward.

• Over the course of the last ten years, the mandate has guided and contributed to many achievements in the protection of FoAA rights as well as civic space globally.

• Human rights in general and FoAA specifically are at a watershed in today’s difficult global context. The Covid-19 crisis, which has engulfed the world in 2020, has clearly exposed the detrimental effects that global crises, including public health ones, can have on an already battered civic space.

• This high-level webinar seeks to take stock on the first decade of the work of the mandate and initiate discussions with a view for the promotion and protection of the rights to FoAA around the world. The 10 year anniversary of the mandate provides a unique opportunity to build the next 10 years and beyond with renewed energy and commitments.

Nov 12, 2020 03:00 PM in Zurich

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CoNGO Notes: 1. For information about the engagement of non-governmental organizations with the Human Rights Council, see: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/NgoParticipation.aspx. 2) For information about how CoNGO’s engagement with the issue of human rights and with the Human Rights Council, contact the NGO Committees on Human Rights in Geneva and New York. 3) See also https://www.giplatform.org/events/human-rights-council-45th-regular-session

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