United Nations Human Rights Council – 34th Session
Date: 3 March 2017 Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Venue: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations,
Geneva Languages: Interpretation into English and Spanish will be provided
Objectives: One year after the assassination of Berta Cáceres and in the current pre-electoral context the side event will provide an important ingress to engage in a dialogue about the current situation for human rights defenders in Honduras and on how national authorities and international community can collaborate to address the remaining challenges for their comprehensive protection and for an enabling environment for their work.
Format: The event will include an interactive panel discussion with various interventions from each of the speakers followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.
• Mr. Miguel Martín Zumalacárregui, Head of OMCT Brussels Office and Human Rights Adviser, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Panellists:
• Mr. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders • Ms. Hedme Castro, General Coordinator of Honduran NGO ACI-Participa
• Ms. Natalia Yaya, Programme Officer, Americas Desk, FIDH
• Ms. Andrea Bolaños Vargas, Geneva Liaison Officer, International Platform Against Impunity
Observatorio para la Protección de Defensores de DDHH (OMCT/FIDH), Plataforma contra la Impunidad, PBI, ISHR, Front Line Defenders, HIVOS