Assessing the recent work of the UN Human Rights Council: Achievements and Challenges

Tuesday June 5, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Room 603



The UN Human Rights Council is now under review after completing its first cycle of the Universal Periodic Report (UPR). Furthermore, it has played a notable role in the recent events of the “arab spring.” In the framework of these fluid international developments, the expert panelists will discuss the main achievements and challenges of the Council in its recent work and the prospects of the future agenda in emerging volatile situations around the world.  Panelists include some of the most prominent international actors in this topic—who will be able to provide their diverse perspectives.

Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel inhuman and degrading treatment

Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Bertrand Ramcharan, Former High Commissioner, Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

Moderator: Carlos Portales, Former Permanent Representative of Chile in the International Organizations in Geneva


Presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law




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American University Washington College of Law
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