Monday, March 29, 2010

Go On! Human Rights Council review

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest) From our colleague John P. Cerone, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Law and Policy at New England Law School in Boston (also the home institution of IntLawGrrls' own Dina Francesca Haynes), comes news of a conference entitled Reviewing the UN Human Rights Council: Looking backward and moving forward, to be held on Friday, April 9, at the W Boston, 110 Stuart Street.
Here's the invite:
Join experts from around the globe in a discussion of the history, efficacy, and future of the UN’s Human Rights Council. Participants will critically examine the work of the council with a view toward generating recommendations for the upcoming General Assembly review of the council. The diverse range of experts includes prominent representatives from the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, the U.S. Department of State, diplomatic representatives from other council member states, civil society, and the academy.
The day will begin with an address by Kyung-Wha Kang (left), U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights; featured at a special luncheon will be these ambassadors: Juan José Gómez Camacho, Mexico's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva; Eileen Donahoe (right), U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council; Mohammed Loulichki, Morocco's Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and Ali Treki, President of the 64th Session of the U.N. General Assembly.
Joining John -- who's Special Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council -- as panelists will be:
Christina Cerna, Principal Human Rights Specialist, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Juliette De Rivero, Human Rights Watch
Kate Gorove, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
► Professor Hurst Hannum, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Andrew Hudson, Human Rights First
Melanie Khanna, Legal Adviser, U.S. Mission to the U.N. and Other International Organizations
Andrew Loewenstein, a Partner at Foley Hoag and Chair of the Committee on Public International Law and Human Rights of the Boston Bar Association
Craig Mokhiber, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
Ted Piccone, Brookings Institution
Bertram Ramcharan, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights ad interim
Yvonne Terlingen, Amnesty International
Details and registration here.

1 comment:

Diane Marie Amann said...

A number of the planned participants are quoted in Laura Rozen's column today regarding the Council. See http://www.politico.com/blogs/laurarozen/0310/US_nudges_UN_rights_body_to_combat_intolerance.html?showall.