RWI to Hold Side Event at 29th ICC Meeting

Photo credits: Ricardo’s Photography Flickr stream of the Afghanistan countryside

Dr. Mohamed Musa Mahmodi, the Executive Director of the Afghanistan Human Rights Commission, will be on the panel.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is organizing a side event in Geneva today at the annual meeting of the International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs (ICC).

The event will highlight how National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) can play a role regarding procedures for victim’s access to justice before, during and after conflict.

“The side event’s objective is to discuss strategies that ensure that NHRIs are able to prevent and protect victims of mass human rights violations, particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings,” says Nieves Molina, Head of NHRIs Unit at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

The ICC event on 23 March 2016 will highlight the ‘Current Challenges to Human Rights Protection,’ where the focus will be on the work of National Human Rights Institutions in conflict situations.

Panelists in the side event will contribute to the general discussion by adopting a victims’ focus, discussing the role of NHRIs in the context of reparations, as well as how to benefit from NHRIs’ mandate to monitor systemic failures to guarantee non-repetition.

During the side event, through victims’ lenses, panelists and practitioners will be invited to present their experiences, conclusions and recommendations to serve victims in conflict and post-conflict situations.

The panelists are Dr. Carla FerstmanDirector of Redress; Ombudsman Valeriya Lutkovska, Ombudsman of Ukraine; Ombudsman Dr. Rolando Villena Villegas, Defensor del Pueblo Bolivia; Dr. Mohamed Musa Mahmodi, Executive Director Afghanistan Human Rights Commission; and Sue Anne TeoProgramme Officer at RWI.

The facilitator is Nieves Molina ClementeHead of NHRIs Unit, Raoul Wallenberg Institute.



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