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Panel Discussion on Sports and Human Rights - 37th Meeting 32nd Regular Session of Human Rights Council
28 Jun 2016 -  Panel discussion on the possibility of using sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all, including persons with disabilities
Chair: H.E. Mr. Choi Kyonglim, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Panellists:
• Ms. Miki Matheson, Project Manager at the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center and three-time Paralympic gold medallist in ice sledge speed racing
• Ms. Tania Braga, Head of Sustainability, Accessibility and Legacy at the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
• Mr. Andrey Strokin, Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee and five-time Paralympic gold medallist in swimming
• Ms. Stavroula Kozompoli, IOC Marketing Commission Member and Olympic silver medallist in water polo
• Mr. John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business

- 37th Plenary Meeting 32nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Mr. Julian Braithwaite, United Kingdom Of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (Right of Reply)
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Miki Matheson, Project Manager at the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center & three-time Paralympic Mold Medallist in ice Sledge Speed Racing
Ms.Tania Braga, Head of Sustainability, Accessibility and Legacy at the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
Mr. Andrey Strokin, Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee & five-time Paralympic Gold Medallist in Swimming
Ms. Stavroula Kozompoli, IOC Marketing Commission Member & Olympic Silver Medallist in Water Polo
European Union, Ms. Christina Kokkinakis
Dominican Republic (On behalf of the CELAC), Ms. Katherine Urbáez
Greece (On behalf of a group of countrries), Ms. Anna Korka
South Africa (On behalf of African group), Ms. Tsholofelo Glenda Tsheole
Brazil (On behalf of CPLP), Ms. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop
United States Of America, Mr. Eric Richardson
Egypt, Mr. Amr Essam
Malaysia, Ms. Syuhada Adnan
Bahamas, Ms. Rhoda M. Jackson
Maldives , Ms. Ma Asha Luthfee
Russian Federation , Mr. Dmitriy Vorobyev
(Chairperson) Scottish Human Rights Commission, Ms. Robertson Judith (Video-Statement)
Human Rights Watch, Ms. Laila Matar
Terre Des Hommes Federation Internationale, Ms. Andrea Florence (Joint statement)
(Co-sponsors, Defence for Children International, Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation, Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik)
Ms. Miki Matheson, Project Manager at the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center & three-time Paralympic Mold Medallist in ice Sledge Speed Racing
Ms.Tania Braga, Head of Sustainability, Accessibility and Legacy at the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
Mr. Andrey Strokin, Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee & five-time Paralympic Gold Medallist in Swimming
Ms. Stavroula Kozompoli, IOC Marketing Commission Member & Olympic Silver Medallist in Water Polo
Mr. John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business
Ms. Miki Matheson, Project Manager at the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center & three-time Paralympic Mold Medallist in ice Sledge Speed Racing
Austria, Mr. Yannis Fotakis
Council of Europe, Ms. Christina Zarogianni
Spain, Mr. Pablo Nuño Garcia
Nigeria, Mr. Peters Omologbe Emuze
South Africa , Mr. Theo Ronald Floyd Jegels
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Ms. Louise Moreland
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Amir Abbas Lotfi Sarabi
Pakistan (On behalf of OIC), Mr. Bilal Akram Shah
Sudan, Ms. Azza Mohammed Abdalla
Japan, Mr. Jumichi Iwara
Lebanon, Mr. Rayan Said
Holy See, Mr. Richard Ghyra
International Service for Human Rights, Mr. Paulo Lugon Aranties
Iraqi Development Organization, Ms. Amanda Noakes
Arab Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Jameleddin Ben El Heni
Italy, Ms. Maja Bova
Viet Nam, Ms. Le Duc Hanh
Switzerland, Ms. Nadia Salama
China, Mr. Fang Meng
International Olympic Commission to United Nations, Mr. Philip French
Ms. Miki Matheson, Project Manager at the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center & three-time Paralympic Mold Medallist in ice Sledge Speed Racing (Concluding Remarks)
Ms.Tania Braga, Head of Sustainability, Accessibility and Legacy at the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
Mr. Andrey Strok