UNGA74 Side Event - End impunity for human rights violations against defenders


Wednesday, 16 October 2019 
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
UN Headquarters, New York
Room CR-11

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The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will present a thematic report to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. His report will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This event will present a valuable opportunity to reflect on key ideas put forward both in the Special Rapporteur’s report and the draft resolution to be presented by Norway, and look at the challenges faced globally regarding the implementation of international human rights commitments and obligations.

This event is organised by Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights with the kind sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations.


  • Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Radya Al-Mutawakel, Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, Yemen
  • Khin Ohmar, Progressive Voice Myanmar, Myanmar


  • Sherine Tadros, Amnesty International

Welcoming remarks: 

  • Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway

Please RSVP by 11 October.

You will require a UN Grounds Pass to attend the event. 

Photo: Amnesty International