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HRC26 Event: Civil Society Space: Addressing the Implementation Gap

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Civil Society Space:

Addressing the Implementation Gap

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 12:30-14:30 Palais des Nations, Room VIII (8).

 

BCHR would like to invite you to a HRC26 side event on “Civil Society Space: Addressing the Implementation Gap”

The side event, jointly organized by Article19, CIVICUS, ICNL, ECNL, the World Movement for Democracy and with the support of the Permanent Mission of Ireland, will feature the SRs Maina Kiai and Frank La Rue,  VP of Bahrain Center for Human Rights Maryam AlKhawaja, and activists from Philippines and Venezuela.

Panellists will look at

·         What actions are needed from States to protect civil society space, in particular for vulnerable groups?

·         What is the role of the Human Rights Council in addressing the shrinking space for civil society?

·         Is more guidance needed from international bodies to protect this space?

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