OHCHR Side Event (15 June 2017): A journey to strengthened cooperation between the international and regional human rights mechanisms: implementation of the CRPD and SDGs

This took place on the margins of the 10th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 15 June 2017, at 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm in Conference Room 4.

Permanent Missions of Belgium, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Germany, and Ecuador; the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and the Council of Europe.

This side event will highlight common areas of action by regional human rights mechanisms in the implementation of the CRPD, in the context of the SDGs, and discuss how to enhance cooperation , coordination and share good practices between regional and international human rights mechanisms, including the CRPD Committee.

Key Speakers:
Mr. Georgi Panayotov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria; Mr. Danlami Basharu, Member, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ( CRPD); Mr. Yeung Sik Yuen , Commissioner, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights; Ms. Rosa Celorio, Senior Attorney & Coordinator of Thematic Monitoring, Inter American Commission on Human Rights; Ms. Mercedes Carrillo, Legal Officer, Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States; Ms. Liri Kopaçi-Di Michele, Head, Equality Division, Council of Europe; Mr. Derrick Cogburn, Institute on Disability and Public Policy, American University; Representative of the International Disability Alliance; NHRI Representative; Mr. Andrew Gillmour ASG, OHCHR.


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