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Addressing the root causes of discrimination - 8th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
25 Nov 2015 -  V. Addressing the root causes of discrimination in the administration of justice

The session will identify actual and potential barriers to combating discrimination against minorities in the criminal justice system, including effective strategies to address obstacles preventing the collection and analysis of comprehensive and disaggregated data at each stage of the criminal process. The session will identify measures to remove actual or potential obstacles for minorities entering the police, the judiciary, prosecution services, the legal profession and prison personnel and will share positive examples of systems in place to guarantee independent oversight and accountability mechanisms for upholding the independence and integrity of the police and the judiciary. The session will discuss concrete examples of how to ensure that relevant training initiatives are designed and implemented with the meaningful participation of and in consultation with minority groups.

Presentations by:
- M. Mutuma Ruteree, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
- Ms Louise Finer, Senior Policy Officer and National Preventive Mechanism Coordinator, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales
- Mr Francis Kpatindé, Journalist and Maître de conférences à l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo.)
- Mr Kadayam S. Subramanian, Journalist, Former Director General of Police for Tripura State, India.

Discussion

VI. 17:45-18:00 Concluding remarks by the Chairperson of the Forum on Minority Issues


Eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues

SPEAKERS
Iraq, Mr. Ali Hilal Mohammed Ameen
Ms. Nareen Shammo
Greece, Mr. Ioannis Tsaousis
Navsarjan Trust, Ms. Manjula Pradeep
Italy, Ms. Simona Battiloro
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, Mr. Jawad Fairooz
Pakistan, Ms. Saima Saleem
Secular Bangladesh Movement, Ms. Pushpita Gupta
Ogaden People Rights, Mr. Abdirahman Mahdi
Kurdish Committee for Human Rights, Mr. Ismail Suleiman
Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Khawla Youssef (Point of Order)
Ilays Media, Ms. Laila Hassan Haybe
Romania, Mr. Adrian Vierita
Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, Ms. Sahiqa Zoulasht
Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Tomic
Legal Information Centre for Human Rights, Ms. Larissa Semjonova
Brazil, Ms. Cristina Alexandre
Center for Research and Protection of Fundamental Rights, Ms. Oksana Bekeriene
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of), Mr. Edgardo Toro Carreño
Harikar NGO, Mr. Zukhair Khlo Lazgeen
US Human Rights Network, Ms. Ejim Dike
Syrian Arab Republic, Ms. Khawla Youssef
Indonesia, Mr. Caka Alverdi Awal
Civil Centre for Peace, Justice and Development, Ms. Rita Mebaghandu
Hazara United Movement, Mr. Sadiq Noyan
African Rights Monitor, Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi
Council Popular of Chaldean Syriac Assyrian, Mr. Kamel Zozo
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights , Mr. Faisal Maramazi
Stitching Ezidis Charity Association Nederland, Mr. Osman Heso
Centre Zagros pour les Droits de l'Homme , Ms. Samira Mohammad
The Future of Romo Women, Ms. Elono Veliu
Association des Nations de l'Hexagone, Mr. Stéphane Domagala
Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation, Ms. Hamid Saleh
Association for Human Rights in Azerbaidjan , Ms. Shahin Helali Khyavi
ARCDH - Association des Droits pour Azerbaidjan, Ms. Mansoor Seifi
Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Mr. Mohammad Zareian
Ethiopia, Mr. Molla Belete Chekole
M. Mutuma Ruteree, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Ms Louise Finer, Senior Policy Officer and National Preventive Mechanism Coordinator, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales
Mr Kadayam S. Subramanian, Journalist, Former Director General of Police for Tripura State, India
Ms. Rita Izsák, Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
Mr. Joshua Castellino, Chair of the Forum on Minority Issues (Closing Remarks)
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