Event information

1 May 2017, 18:00-20:00

High Level Panel on the Policing of Assemblies and Human Rights: Freedom of Assembly, Prohibition of Torture and Right to Life

Event

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.

Welcome Remarks

Robert Roth, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Panelists

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

Moderation

Ambassador Valentin Zellweger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organizations in Geneva

After the High-Level Panel

A cocktail will be served after the event.

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