Human Rights Council Side Event: Defenders in Detention - Safeguarding the Legacy of Liu Xiaobo

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Tuesday 12 September

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Palais des Nations, Room XXVII


This panel speaks out in memory of Liu Xiaobo to draw attention to defenders and their families who are affected by China's crackdown on dissent.
Part 1: Personal perspectives on Detentions in China
What are the conditions faced by defenders currently in prison or detention centers?
What risks or challenges are faced by family members, and others, who seek information about their loved ones and accountability for ill-treatment?
Part 2: Opportunities and challenges of advocacy for detained defenders
What are the big picture impacts of deaths in detention on the rights defence movement, globally and in China?
How has the international community, including through awards that recognise the work of human rights defenders, assisted in this?
What are the limitations or barriers to ensuring visibility of detained defenders, including in China?
Attendance with UNOG pass only. Flyer available here.
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