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Side event on “Accountability for human rights violations against anti-slavery activists and human rights defenders”

29 Febbraio - 14:00 - 15:00

Geneva, UN Human Rights Council, 55th Session, Palais des Nations, 29 February 2024

On the occasion of the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, No Peace Without Justice convened a side event on “Accountability for human rights violations against anti-slavery activists  and human rights defenders”, which was held on Thursday 29 February 2024 (from 14:00 to 15:00, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva).

Panelists of the meeting, which was chaired by Tara O’Grady, President, No Peace Without Justice, included Jeddou Abdel Wahab, anti-slavery activist; Vincent Diko Hanoune, anti-slavery activist; Hamadi Diarra, anti-slavery activist. Closing remarks were made by Marco Perduca, Board member, No Peace Without Justice.

This side event was intented as an opportunity for prominent representatives of the Mauritanian anti-slavery movement to brief United Nations Member States, relevant UN Bodies and Special Procedures, NGOs and other interested parties and provide an in-person update on the situation on the ground which continue to represent a blatant violation of Human Rights which need to be addressed by the international community to find justice and redress for victims and accountability for perpetrators.

For further information, please contact Gianluca Eramo (geramo@npwj.org) or Giacomo Canossa (gcanossa@npwj.org)


29 Febbraio
14:00 - 15:00
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