15th eu-ngo human rights forum (5- 6 december 2013) on accountability

15th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum (5-6 December 2013) on Accountability
Day One-
Thursday 5

Workshop (A) Fight against impunity
Workshop (B) Economic Social Cultural Rights / Human Rights Defenders

Opening Remarks: Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Keynote Speakers:
Mr Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Mr. James Stewart, International Criminal Court Deputy Prosecutor Mr. Ramón Cadena Rámila, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Central America Regional Office, Guatemala Mr. Salih Mahmoud Osman, Sakharov Prize 2007 for Freedom of Thought, Sudan Ms. Maria Ubilerma Sanabria Lopez, Human Rights Defender, Colombia Mr. Jean-Louis Ville, European Commission, DG DEVCO Introduction to the objectives and policy updates by the EU
Introduction to the objectives and policy updates by the EU
Mr. Stijn Houben, European External Action Service Ms. Nicole Reckinger, European External Action Service Mr. Christian Behrmann, European External Action Service Ms. Sophie Mueller, European Commission, DG ENTR Mr. Marc Van Bellinghen, European External Action Service  The EU approach to economic, social and cultural rights  The EU strategy on corporate social responsibility  Towards an EU Policy on Transitional Justice  EU policy in support of the International Criminal Court (ICC)  The principle of complementarity and its implementation Session A.1 (Room: Thayls 1 – 2 )
Session B.1 (Room: Thayls 3 – 4)
Addressing widespread impunity and gross human rights violations
Remedies for ESCRs
Moderator: Ms. Cécile Aptel, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Moderator: Mr. Christian Courtis , Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Bosnia and Herzegovina: Professor Zoran Pajic, King’s Col ege London Ms. Olga Abramenko, Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial (ADC Memorial), Cote d'Ivoire: Mr. Ali Ouattara, Coordinator, Coalition Ivoirienne pour la Ms. Gayle Rankin, First Peoples Disability Network, Australia Guatemala: Mr. Juan Fransico Soto, Executive Director of Centro Para la Ms. Rosa Angélica Castaneda Flores, FIAN International Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos (CALDH) Ms. Natalia Taoubina, Public Verdict Russia Session A.2 (Room:Thayls 1 – 2 )
Session B.2: Working Groups
The role of regional mechanisms in fighting impunity
WG 1 (Room: Thayls 3 – 4)
WG 2 (Room: Eurostar)
Moderator: Chair of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the European Trade and investment
Land issues
Parliament: Ms. Barbara Lochbihler Moderator : Ms. Gaëlle Dusepulchre, Moderator : Mr. Patrice Lenormand, European  Ms. María Claudia Pulido, Senior Specialist, Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Organización de los Estados Americanos (CIDH)  Ms. Stella Ndirangu, Programme Manager, International cooperation programme, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Kenya  Ms. Evelyn Serrano, Executive Director, Asian Forum for Human Rights and  Ms. Brigitte Reisenberger, FIAN Austria, Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR), Colombia Session A.3
Session B.3 (Room:Thayls 3 – 4)
Challenges to promoting justice
Fostering Corporate Accountability
WG 1 (Room: Thayls 1 – 2 )
WG 2 (Room: Eurostar)
Timing and sequencing of a
Confrontation or Collaboration
Moderator : Professor Sheldon Leader, Director of the Essex Business and Human transitional justice strategy
Identifying the Right Strategies
Moderator: Ms. Liz Evenson, Senior Mr. Emmanuel Umpula, Action Contre L'impunité pour les Droits Humains Ms. Katie Shay, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR),  Mr. Nader Nadery, former member of Speakers: Ms. Lucy Graham, Amnesty International, United Kingdom  Ms. Gloria Cano, Director, Asociación  Mr. Luís Guillermo Pérez, Workshop (A) Fight against impunity
Workshop (B) ESCRs/HRDs
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Session A.4 (Room: Thalys 1 – 2)
Session B.4 on Human Rights Defenders
Promoting a victim-centered approach to justice focusing on victim's
Roundtable (Room: Eurostar)
WG 3 (Room:Thalys 3 – 4)
participation, including of vulnerable groups
National public policies and protection
Criminalisation and other challenges
Moderator: Ms Yasmin Sooka, Executive Director Foundation for Human mechanisms for HRDs – lessons
facing HRDs working on ESCR
learned from Latin America
Moderator: Ms. Alexandra Poméon, Head of Moderator: Mr. Enrique Eguren, Co- the Observatory for the protection of human Mr. Ram Kumar Bhandari, Chair, National Network of Families of the Director of Policy, Research and Training Mr. Gilbert Bitti, Senior Legal Advisor to the Pre-Trial Division of the Ms. Noemi Sosa, Clinical Psychologist, Equipo Argentino de Trabajo e Investigación Psicosocial (EATIP), Argentina Mr. Souleymane Guengueng, Founder, Association des victimes des crimes du régime de Hissène Habré (AVCRHH), Chad physical violence and state responses to counter/prevent them.  Challenges linked to protecting HRDs Session A.5: Working Groups, continued
Session B.5: Lessons learned and way ahead (Room:Thalys 3 – 4)
WG3 (Room:Thalys 1 – 2)
WG4 (Room:Eurostar)
Institutional reforms
Facilitator: Ms. Friederike Tschampa, European External Action Service  Ms. Sandra Ratjen, International Commission of Jurists  Mr. Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food  Ms. Sofia Monsalve, FIAN International Workshop (A) Fight against impunity

Session A.6: Fight against impunity workshop: Lessons learned and the
way ahead (Room:Thalys 1 – 2)
 Ms. Muthoni Wanyeki, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)  Ms. Lotte Leicht, Human Rights Watch Closing Session on the EU- NGO Forum on Accountability (Room:Thalys)
 Introductory remarks: Ms. Luisa Fenu, CBM  Horizontal rapporteur on Fight against impunity: Ms Muthoni Wanyeki, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)  Horizontal rapporteur on ESCRs/HRDs: Mr. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food  Closing remarks: Ms. Mara Marinaki, Managing Director, European External Action Service

Source: http://15th-ngo-forum-human-rights.eu/downloads/Agenda%20Version%208.3.pdf

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DECLARACIÓN UNIVERSAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS ADOPTADA Y PROCLAMADA POR LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL EN SU RESOLUCIÓN 217 A (III), DE 10 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1948 PREÁMBULO Considerando que la libertad, la justicia y la paz en el mundo tienen por base el reconocimiento de la dignidad intrínseca y de los derechos iguales e inalienables de todos los miembros de la familia humana, Considera

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