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Panel Discussion on Contribution of Parliaments - 25th Meeting 32nd Regular Session of Human Rights Council
22 Jun 2016 -  Panel discussion on taking stock of the contribution of parliaments to the work of the Human Rights Council and its universal periodic review, and identifying ways to enhance further that contribution

Chair: H.E. Mr. Choi Kyonglim, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:
Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Moderator: H.E. Ms. Hala Hameed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva

Panellists:
• Ms. Alexandra Ocles Padilla, Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador and President of the Parliamentary group for the rights of peoples and nationalities
• Mr. Hakim Benchamach, President of the Chambre des Conseillers of Morocco and Member of the Superior Council of Education and Vocational Training
• Mr. Neri J. Colmenares, Senior Deputy Minority Leader, Philippines House of Representatives
• Ms. Kareen Jabre, Director of the Division of Programmes at the Inter-Parliamentary Union
• Mr. Murray Hunt, Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the United Kingdom Parliament and Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford
A/HRC/RES/30/14

- 25th Plenary Meeting 32nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS

Mr. Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division
Mr. Martin Chungong , Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Ms. Alexandra Ocles Padilla, Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador and President of the Parliamentary group for the rights of peoples and nationalities
Mr. Hakim Benchamach, President of the Chambre des Conseillers of Morocco and Member of the Superior Council of Education and Vocational Training
Mr. Neri J. Colmenares, Senior Deputy Minority Leader, Philippines House of Representatives
Ms. Kareen Jabre, Director of the Division of Programmes at the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Mr. Murray Hunt, Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the United Kingdom Parliament and Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford
European Union, Ms. Christina Kokkinakis
South Africa (On behalf of African group), Ms. Tsholofelo Glenda Tsheole
Spain (On behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Ana María Menéndez Pérez
Pakistan (On behalf of OIC), Ms. Mariam Saeed
Australia (On behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Emily Hill
Paraguay, Mr. Santiago Fiorio
Georgia, Ms. Ekaterine Meshveliani
Nigeria, Ms. Monsurat J.A. Sunmono
Egypt, Mr. Mohamed Elmolla
Sierra Leone, Ms. Yvette Stevens
India, Mr. Alok Ranjan Jha
Slovenia, Ms. Špela Košir
Arab Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Jamaleddine Benelmeni
Rencontre Africaine pour la défense des droits , Ms. Laura Lopez
Korea Center for United Nations Human Rights Policy , Ms. Kee Wonkim
Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the United Kingdom Parliament and Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, Mr. Murray Hunt
President of the Chambre des Conseillers of Morocco and Member of the Superior Council of Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Hakim Benchamach
Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador and President of the Parliamentary group for the rights of peoples and nationalities; , Ms. Alexandra Ocles Padilla
Senior Deputy Minority Leader, Philippines House of Representatives, Mr. Neri J. Colmenares
Director of the Division of Programmes at the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Ms. Kareen Jabre
Pakistan, Ms. Mariam Saeed
South Africa , Ms. Tsholofelo Glenda Tsheole
Tunisia, Mr. Walid Douech
Namibia, Ms. Gladice Pickering
Republic of Korea, Ms. Shin Duek
Sudan, Mr. Mohamed Elhassan Elamir Ahmed
Libya, Mr. Abdurrahman A.H. Elgannas
China, Mr. Meng Fong
Maldives, Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed
Algeria, Ms. Ahlem Charikhi
Italy, Ms. Cristina Carenza
Espace Afrique International, Mr. Gnienhoun Abdoulaye Nazaire
Iran (Islamic Republic OF) , Ms. Zahra Ershadi
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik, Ms. Sholeh Zamini
Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Mr. Yusuf Rabeea