Side event: Protection of the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
Side-event at the UN 47th Session of the Human Rights Council, Report Launch: Access to Justice as an Integral Element of the Protection of the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
Friday, July 2, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30 pm CEST, Virtual Event via Zoom
The side event (click here the flyer) aims to bring together the UN Special Rapporteur, civil society representatives, UN bodies and State representatives to discuss their intersecting roles in promoting access to justice as an integral element of the protection of rights to freedom of peaceful assembly. The event will further examine specific challenges related to peaceful assemblies. Finally, it will expand on the important role of lawyers in the context of peaceful assemblies.
The side event is co-organized by Lawyers for Lawyers, the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, the International Commission of Jurists, the Global Network of Movement Lawyers, the International Network of Civil Liberty Organizations, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
Moderator: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Panelists: Clement Voule (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association), Jomary Ortegon (Colectivo de Abogadxs José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR) – Colombia), Alana Greer (Community Justice Project – USA), Femi Falana SAN (Human Rights Lawyer – Nigeria), and a Human Rights Lawyer from Belarus.
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