Human Rights in a Changing World

May 18, 2018

The Martin Ennals Award is 25 years old. Since 1994, we have drawn attention to Human Rights Defenders who work at considerable risk. The award is selected by representatives from ten human rights organizations – our Jury, and the award ceremony is hosted by the City of Geneva. To mark this occasion, leaders from the ten MEA Jury organizations will gather in Geneva to discuss a series of priority issues, and we invite the public to attend a discussion on:

Human Rights in a Changing World

30 May 2018 – 18.30-20.30 – Uni-Dufour (U-600)

Panel 1 (35 Min)- The rising influence of autocratic states
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Debbie Stothard, Secretary-General, International Federation for Human Rights
Sam Zarifi, Secretary-General, International Commission of Jurists
Panel 2 (35 Min)- Populism as a threat to human rights
Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First
Gerald Staberock, Secretary-General, World Organization Against Torture
Friedhelm Weinberg, Executive Director, HURIDOCS
Julie Verhaar, Senior Director, Amnesty International
Panel 3 (35 Min)- Effective human rights action in today’s environment
Julia Duchrow, Head of Human Rights, Brot Für die Welt
Andrew Anderson, Executive Director, Front Line Defenders
Vincent Ploton, Director, Treaty Body Advocacy, Int’l Service for Human Rights


Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights – Jury Organizations

30 May 2018  –  18:30-20:30  –  Uni-Dufour
(24 rue du Général-Dufour, Geneva)

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