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In Defense of Life | Conclusions of the Mission of International Civil Society Observers about the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico 2015

En Defensa de la Vida | Conclusiones de la Misión de Observación Civil sobre la situación de las personas defensoras en México 2015

Tuesday 29 September
15.30 - 17.30
Palais des Nations, Room XXII

Organised by Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos, Asociación Civil and ISHR.

A Mission of International Observers visited Mexico in November 2015 to examine the situation for human rights defenders in the country. The Mission will present its conclusions and recommendations to the Mexican Government within the framework of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council.


  • Rosario Figari Layús - Researcher in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Carola Hausotter - Coordinador of the German Network for Human Rights in Mexico (Deutschen Menschenrechtskoordination Mexiko)
  • Ben Leather - Advocacy, Training and Communications Manager of the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  • Olga Guzmán Vergara - Advocary Director of the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH)
  • Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco Tonda - Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in Geneva (TBC)
  • Christina Kokkinakis - Head of Human Rights section from the Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva

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