Protecting civil society space and preventing reprisals: National and international developments and next steps

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Friday, 19 September 2014 from 9.15 to 10.45am

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XXIV

Please join us for this important Human Rights Council side-event with international experts and national human rights defenders to discuss recent developments and next steps in the protection of civil society space and the prevention of reprisals.

Opening remarks
  • Olivier de Frouville, member of the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and member-elect of the UN Human Rights Committee
  • Reine Alapini-Gansou, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Stephania Kulaeva, Director, Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial, Russia
  • Patricia O'Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to the UN
  • Eleanor Openshaw, Reprisals Advocacy Manager, International Service for Human Rights
  • Michael Ineichen, Human Rights Council Advocacy Director, ISHR

For those unable to attend, the event will be webcast at You can also follow the event on Twitter @ISHRGlobal, using the hashtag #ProtectCSS.

If you would like to attend but do not have UN accreditation, please email [email protected] before 12 noon on 16 September.

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