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Panel Discussion on Parliaments - 6th Meeting 23rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council
29 May 2013 -  Panel discussion on the contribution of parliaments to the work of the Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review
Opening statements :
Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Anders B. Johnsson, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Secretary General

Chairperson and Moderator:
H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, Vice-President/Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation 1: Parliaments, NHRIs and Civil Society
Panellists:
• Mr. Eustace Lake, Member of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Caribbean Parliamentary Human Rights Group;
• Ms. Juana Kweitel, Program Director of Conectas Human Rights

Presentation 2: Parliaments and the UPR
Panellists:
• Mr. László Borbély, Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Representatives;
• Ms. Loretta Rosales, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines and former member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines;
• Mr. Jorge Villarino Marzo, Director of International Relations at the General Secretariat of the Congress of Deputies of Spain

6th Plenary Meeting 23rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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