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Panel Discussion on Human Rights in Syria - 34th Meeting, 34th Regular Session Human Rights Council
14 Mar 2017 -  High-level panel discussion on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic
Chair: H.E. Mr. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right
s Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Kevin Kennedy, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis
Moderator: Ms. Arwa Damon, journalist and Senior International Correspondent for CNN
Panellists:
• Mr. Mazen Darwish, lawyer and free speech advocate, Director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) and detained for over three years
• Ms. Joumana Seif, lawyer actively engaged with the Syrian Women’s Network
• Ms. Noura Al-Ameer, former detainee, activist and former Vice-President of the Syrian National Coalition
• Mr. Fadel Abdul Ghani, Executive Director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights
• Mr. Sarmad Al-Jilane, Co-Founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Researcher on Extremist Groups in the Middle East

34th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, Mr. Kevin Kennedy
Journalist & Senior International Correspondent for CNN, Ms. Arwa Damon
Executive Director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Mr. Fadel Abdul Ghani
lawyer actively engaged with the Syrian Women’s Network, Ms. Joumana Seif
Activist and former Vice- of the Syrian National Coalition, Ms. Noura Aljizawi
Co-Founder of the organization “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”& researcher on Extremist Groups in the Middle East, Mr. Sarmad Al-Jilane
lawyer & free speech Advocate, Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of Expression, Mr. Mazen Darwish
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (On behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Julian Braithwaite
Bahrain (On Behalf of The Gulf CooperationCouncil ), Mr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri
European Union, Mr. Peter Sørensen
Norway, Mr. Paul Ø. Bjørdal
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. Julian Braithwaite
Australia, Ms. Renée Arian
Spain, Mr. Victor Puigdollers De Balle
New Zealand, Mr. Jarrod Philip Clyne
Uruguay, Ms. Agustina Camilli Prado
GermanY, Ms. Antje Leenderste
Israel, Ms. Aviva Raz Shechter
Belgium, Ms. Marleen Steenbrugghe
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Mr. Jeremie Smith
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Ms. Sarah Boukhary
Human Rights Watch, Ms. Laila Matar
Qatar, Mr. Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri
Slovenia, Mr. Vojislav ŠUC
Liechtenstein, Mr. Peter Matt
Iran (Islamic Republic of ), Mr. Mohammad Zareian
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of), Mr. Emilio Segundo Barroeta Guillén
France , Ms. Elisabeth Laurin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of ), Mr. Olmer Torrejon Alcoba
Maldives, Ms. Hala Hameed
Netherlands, Mr. Reinout Vos
United States Of America, Mr. Bill Mozdzierz
Russian Federation, Mr. Aleksei Goltiaev
Switzerland, Mr. Valentin Zellweger
Italy, Ms. Daniela D’orlandi
Portugal, Ms. Manuela Teixeira Pinto
Iraq, Mr. Mohammed Adnan
Conseil International pour le soutien à des procès équitables et aux Droits de l'Homme, Mr. Abdulhameed Dashti
World Council of Arameans (Syriacs), Mr. Jacob Harman
Advocates for Human Rights, Ms. Ruth Mbabazi Za Mukama
International Organization for The Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Ms. Giulia Squadrin
Journalist & Senior International Correspondent for CNN, Ms. Arwa Damon
Lawyer actively engaged with the Syrian Women’s Network, Ms. Joumana Seif
Executive Director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Mr. Fadel Abdul Ghani
Co-Founder of the organization “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”& researcher on Extremist Groups in the Middle East, Mr. Sarmad Al-Jilane
Activist and former Vice- of the Syrian National Coalition, Ms. Noura Aljizawi
lawyer & free speech Advocate, Director of the Syrian Centre for Media & Freedom of Expression, Mr. Mazen Darwish
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