Feb 23 2018
Past event

The role of national human rights institutions in promoting, tracking and reporting on domestic compliance with international human rights norms

On Friday 23rd February, the Universal Rights Group, in cooperation with Permanent Mission of Australia and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, organised a panel discussion on ‘The role of national human rights institutions in promoting, tracking and reporting on domestic compliance with international human rights norms’. 

The event introduced the overall ‘implementation agenda’ to NHRI representatives (including the interconnected roles of governments, parliaments, NGOs, NHRIs and development partners in that regard), underscored the crucial role of NHRIs, and showcased different good practice examples of how NHRIs are currently engaging, and are planning to engage, with domestic implementation processes.

The event thereby allowed for an initial collation of good practice examples, identified common threads and principles, and thereafter disseminated and propagate those good practices and principles – to ensure that NHRIs play their full and proper role in turning universal norms into local realities.

Read the concept note here for more information.

 

Draft programme

Welcome and introduction
Ms Manuela Teixeira Pinto, Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal

Panel discussion followed by an interactive dialogue with NHRI representatives and other participants
Chair: Mr Kevin Playford,  Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Australia

Panelists:
Mr Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of UPR Branch, OHCHR
Prof. Bongani Majola, Chairperson, South African Human Rights Commission
Ms Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Human Rights Commission

Concluding remarks
Prof. Dr. Beate Rudolf, Chairperson, GANHRI

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