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Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 13th Meeting, 34th Regular Session Human Rights Council
3 Mar 2017 -  Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities
Theme: Article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on equality and non-discrimination
Chair: H.E. Mr. Mouayed Saleh, Vice-President and Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Mr. Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
• H.E. Ms. Ana Sofia Antunes, Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Portugal
• Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
• Mr. Danlami Umaru Basharu, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
• Ms. Géronime Tokpo, African Disability Forum
• Ms. Judith Heumann, Disability Rights Expert


34th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Mr. Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council & Treaty Mechanisms Division of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right
Ms. Ana Sofia Antunes, Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities of Portugal
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Mr. Danlami Umaru Basharu, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Géronime Tokpo, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert
Ms. Judith Heumann, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert
Mexico, Mr. Miguel Ruiz Cabañas
El Salvador (on Behalf CELAC), Ms. Carmen Elena Castillo
Colombia (on Behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Francisco Alberto González
Tunisia (on belaf of the African Group), Mr. Yassine Salah
New Zealand (on Behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Jarrod Philip Clyne
Pakistan (on Behalf of OIC), Ms. Saima Saleem
European Union, Ms. Luise Auken Wagner
Portugal ( on Behalf of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries), Mr. Pedro Nuno Bártolo
Philippines (on Behalf of ASEAN), Ms. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela
Iraq (on Behalf of the Arab GROUP), Mr. Ali Hilal
Ecuador, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
Ethiopia, Mr. Yibza Aynekullu Tesfaye
Australian Human Rights Commission, Mr Alastair McEwin
Video statement, Mr. Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
CIRID (Centre Independent de Recherches et d'Iniatives pour le Dialogue), Ms. Liza Badawi
Association Miraisme International, Mr. Diego Betaucurt Toro
Ms. Ana Sofia Antunes , Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities of Portugal
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Mr. Danlami Umaru Basharu, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Géronime Tokpo, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert
Ms. Judith Heumann, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert
Saudi Arabia, Mr. Fahad Obaydullah A. Almutairi
Georgia, Ms. Ekaterine Meshveliani
Qatar, Ms. Noor Ibrahim Al-Sada
El Salvador (on Behalf CELAC), Ms. Carmen Elena Castillo
United Arab Emirates, Mr. Saeed Ahmed Aljarwan
Estonia, Ms. Merje Magiä
Greece, Mr. Michail Manousakis
Bolivia (Plurinational States of), Mr. Olmer Torrejon Alcoba
Chile, Ms. Carola Muñoz
Pakistan (on Behalf of OIC), Ms. Saima Saleem
Mongolia, Ms. Nyamjav Achgerel
Equality Human Rights Commission (Video Statement), Ms Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik, Ms. Ayande Azad
China NGO Network for International , Ms. Ms. Liu Dan
Ms. Ana Sofia Antunes, Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities of Portugal
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Mr. Danlami Umaru Basharu, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Géronime Tokpo, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert
Ms. Judith Heumann, African Disability Forum; and Disability Rights Expert