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Panel Discussion on Enhancing the involvement of parliaments - 2nd Session Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law
23 Nov 2018 -  V. Enhancing the involvement of parliaments in international human rights mechanisms
Discussions will focus on the measures necessary to ensure structured and regular participation by national and regional parliaments in the work of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, such as the Universal Periodic Review. Participants will identify measures to increase collaboration between parliaments and human rights treaty bodies for the implementation of recommendations made by these bodies. Discussions will also reflect on the human rights work of international and regional parliamentary organisations. Participants will examine successful initiatives taken by these organisations to strengthen the attention paid to human rights issues.
Presentations by:
• Ms. Sophie Kiladze, Member, Parliament of Georgia
• Ms. Nicole Ameline, Member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and member of the CEDAW-IPU Working Group
• Ms. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, Chairperson, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Cameroon
• Mr. Stefan Krauss, Acting Head of Human Rights Action Unit, Directorate for Democracy Support, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament
• Mr. Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

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