UN Special Procedures mandate holders annual meeting in Geneva in June 2017

Representatives from the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, the European Fundamental Rights Agency and the Southeast Asian Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights exchanged views with the UN Special Procedures mandate holders annual meeting in Geneva in June 2017. This was the first exchange which representatives of different regional human rights mechanisms participated in together in the annual meeting of special procedures. The discussions revolved around challenges related to the shrinking civic society space in the various regions and how regional mechanisms have addressed them. They also shared existing practices of cooperation and made suggestions for improving such cooperation.