Panelists will discuss the human rights that are at stake during the policing of assemblies, challenges posed by the use of specific weapons and other means by law enforcement agencies, and the role and potential of the revised Minnesota Protocol.
This high-level panel forms part of the annual expert seminars series on current challenges to human rights organized by the Geneva Academy and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa. The 2017 Expert Seminar focuses on the rights affected by the use of force in law enforcement, in particular during the policing of assemblies.
Robert Roth, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Christof Heyns, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria
Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment and Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow
Anna Giudice, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Justice Section Division of Operations, UNODC
Luís Miguel Ribeiro Carrilho, Chief Superintendent Senior Inspector at the Portuguese National Public Security Police Inspectorate
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organizations in Geneva
A cocktail will be served after the event.
Auditoire Jacques-Freymond, Rue de Lausanne 132, Geneva
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
Parking is available in front of Villa Barton.
The Auditorium Jacques Freymond is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email email@example.com
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