High-level Legal Briefing

Thursday, 20 November 2014

15h00 to 16h15
Room IX

Palais des Nations, Geneva

Join us for the launch and discussion of two groundbreaking legal reports:
  • A memorandum of advice on the legal obligations of the Human Rights Council, its President and Bureau to combat reprisals prepared by Sir Nicolas Bratza and Prof Egbert Myjer (both formerly of the European Court of Human Rights), together with leading international law firm Freshfields.
  • A major comparative research report on the recognition and protection of human rights defenders under national law.
  • Sir Nicolas Bratza, report author and former President of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Maryam Al-Khawaja, Bahraini human rights defender
  • Reine Alapini-Gansou, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Phil Lynch, Director, International Service for Human Rights 

Plus: don't miss ISHR's 30th anniversary reception!

Immediately following the legal briefing

Mark 30 years of ISHR supporting human rights defenders

Thursday 20 November
16h30 to 18h30
Restaurant des Délégués (E building, floor 8)
Palais des Nations, Geneva

Join current and former members of ISHR's team, UN and NGO colleagues, diplomatic partners and donors as we celebrate our successes, acknowledge those that have been part of them, and look towards the future.

We are thrilled that this event will be addressed by UN Deputy High Commissioner Flavia Pansieri, ISHR Board Chair Rosemary McCreery, former ISHR Director Chris Sidoti and ISHR staff.
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