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Wednesday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Bridge the Gap: Bringing Your Case to the U.N.

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This interactive workshop will aim to bridge the gap of the work between on-the-ground activists and international semi-judicial bodies. The complaint procedures at the United Nations Human Rights Council are sometimes intimidating to navigate. By breaking down these procedures in simple steps and guiding activists through the available legal arguments, activists will be able to use the procedures as an advocacy tool to advance their causes. Using case studies, the workshop will discuss the mechanisms of UN special procedures, with a focus on the procedure of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.


Joy Park

Legal Counsel, Human Rights Foundation

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Prachi Vidwans

Research Associate, Human Rights Foundation
A research associate at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), where I work on the intersection between authoritarianism and tech, drug policy, human trafficking, and more. I work closely with activists and have a special interest in authoritarianism in Asia. Let's talk!

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Caspian (Palais)