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International Service for Human Rights


United Kingdom Mission in Geneva

invite you to a panel discussion on

Human rights defenders and the rule of law 

Date: Monday, 8 June 2015, 16.30-18.00 (followed by a reception)
Venue: The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix (Auditorium 2), Genève, Switzerland
RSVP: By 3 June to 

This event will discuss the importance of the rule of law in safeguarding the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly for human rights defenders and activists, and the vital role of human rights defenders and international mechanisms in establishing, maintaining and promoting the rule of law. It will also explore the notion that respect for the rule of law requires respect for the rule of international law and national law that is in conformity with international law.

  • Olga Abramenko, Director, ADC Memorial (Russia)
  • Ruki Fernando, Human Rights Advisor, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre (Sri Lanka)
  • Mona Rishmawi, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Phil Lynch, Director, International Service for Human Rights
  • H.E. Julian Braithwaite, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva
For those unable to attend, we invite you to follow the event on Twitter through @UKMissionGeneva and @ISHRGlobal.
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