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.