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The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights has the great pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on Regional human rights systems

 Human rights protection in Africa and the Americas

13 October 2017, 8.30-11.30, Postmuseum, Gamla stan, Stockholm 

  • Why should the international community support these systems?
  • How can we do it?
  • What is the role of civil society organisations within the systems?

 Regional human rights systems are part of the UN family and consist of regional instruments and mechanisms designed to bring justice and accountability closer to the countries where violations occur. They reflect the particular human rights concerns of the region and contribute to overall peace and security.

In order to better understand these human rights systems the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights has invited two prominent guest speakers:

Jomary Ortegón, Chairperson at the Colombian human rights organisation CCAJAR, and Gaye Sowe, Director at the human rights organisation IHRDA in the Gambia. Both organisations have worked extensively within their respective regional human rights system.

Opening speech by Annika Ben David, Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

The seminar will be facilitated by Anders Kompass, member of the Board of the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights.

Program

8.15 Breakfast

8.30 Introduction by the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights

8.40 Opening speech by Annika Ben David, Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

9.00 A brief introduction to the African and the American regional human rights systems by IHRDA and CCAJAR

9.30 Coffee break

10.00 Panel with IHRDA and CCAJAR

10.45 Questions from the audience

11.15 Conclusion

11.30 End of seminar

Date and time: 13 October 2017, 8.30 – 11.30

Place: Postmuseum, Room Brevlådan, Lilla Nygatan 6, Stockholm

RSVP: 11 October to info@humanrights.se

The conference will be simultaneously interpreted between Spanish and English

Please let us know if you have any special needs regarding food or venue.

Welcome!

 

3 Okt, 2017
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