Friday, 30 May 2014

Invitation to online roundtable 'The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Advancing Human Rights Education'-12 June 2014 from 16:00-17:30 CET

Dear Colleagues,

HREA would like to invite you to an online roundtable discussion on “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Advancing Human Rights Education,” on 12 June 2014, 16:00-17:30 CET.

This event will bring together experts from a range of sectors including representatives of National Human Rights Institutes (NHRIs), civil society, academia, and inter-governmental organisations to present their understanding and experiences related to the role and mandate that NHRIs have to promote human rights education. Some speakers and attendees will join the meeting in person from HREA offices in Cambridge and others will join via web conferencing. 

Agenda and Speakers

1. The human rights education mandate of NHRIs. Prof. Dr. Claudia Lohrenscheit (Faculty of Social Work and Health, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, formerly German Institute for Human Rights)
2. Opportunities for NHRIs to advance human right education. Fiona Murphy (Irish Human Rights Commission)
3. Challenges and lessons learned. Prof. Dr. André Keet (Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University the of Free State, formerly South African Human Rights Commission)
4. Role of inter-governmental institutions and other stakeholders in working with NHRIs on human rights education. Elena Ippoliti (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
Followed by questions and discussion with all participants. The roundtable will be chaired by Frank Elbers (HREA).

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The panel discussion will contribute to HREA’s research on NHRIs and human rights education which will be published in the Research in Human Rights Education papers series later this year.