Ireland and the Human Rights Council – Where to From Here? February 1, 2013
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Ireland and the Human Rights Council

– Where to From Here?

 

9:45 -10:20  Aula Maxima, Quadrangle, NUI Galway

10:20 - 12:00  Opening Session

10:20 - 10:30 Welcome: Dr. Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway

Chairperson: Ms. Anastasia Crickley, Head of Department of Applied Social Studies, NUI Maynooth

10:30 - 10:45 Keynote address: H.E. Gerry Corr, Irish Ambassador to the United Nations

10:45 - 11:15  Response: Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, Co-Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

11:15 - 12:00  Open Debate

12:00 - 12:50  Lunch

12:50 - 14:50 Thematic Session 1: Implementing Ireland’s Human Rights Council commitments on LGBTI rights, gender issues and freedom of religion/belief

Moderator: Mr. Mark Kelly, Director, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

12:50 -13:10 Mr. Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International (Irish Section)

13:10 - 13:30 Ms. Suzanne Egan, Lecturer, School of Law, University College Dublin

13:30 - 13:50  Dr. Niamh Reilly, Senior Lecturer, Global Women’s Studies, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

13:50 - 14:35 Open debate

14:35 - 14:50  Tea break

14:50 - 16:35 Thematic Session 2: How Ireland can lead the Human Rights Council on protecting human rights defenders and the civil society space

Moderator:  Prof. Ray Murphy, Co-Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

14:50 - 15:10 Ms. Mary Lawlor, Founder and Executive Director, Front Line Defenders

15:10 - 15:30 Mr. Philippe Dam, HRC Advocate, Human Rights Watch

15:30 - 15:50 Ms. Caoimhe de Barra, Head of International Department, Trócaire
 
15:50 - 16:35   Open debate

16:35 - 17:00  Closing Session

16:35 -16:45 Rapporteur’s report: Dr. Annabel Egan, Research Associate, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

16:45 - 17:00  Concluding remarks