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Panel Discussion on the State of Racial Discrimination Worldwide - 50th Meeting, 31st Regular Session Human Rights Council
21 Mar 2016 -  Debate on the state of racial discrimination worldwide
Theme: "Challenges and achievements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action – 15 years after"

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

Panellists:
• Mr. Doudou Diène, Chair of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and former Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
• Ms. Margarette May Macaulay, Commissioner, Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
• H.E. Mr. Abdul Samad Minty, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards and former Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva
• Ms. Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

31st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS

Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commisioner for Human Rights (Introduction)
Mr. Abdul Samad Minty, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards and former Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UNOG (Introduction)
Mr. Doudou Diène, Chair of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and former Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (Introduction)
Ms. Margarette May Macaulay, Commissioner, Commissioner, Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Introduction)
Ms. Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (Introduction)
European Union, Mr. Dominic Porter
Dominican Republic (on behalf CELAC), Ms. Katherine Urbaez
South Africa (on behalf of African Group), Ms. Ncumisa Pamella Notutela
Pakistan (on behalf of OIC), Ms. Tehmina Janjua
Namibia, Ms. Sabine Böhlke-Möller
Brazil, Mr. João Lucas Quental Novaes De Almeida
China, Ms. Wang Yi
France, Mr. Samuel Brunet
Cuba, Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo
United States of America, Ms. Amanda Jessen
Portugal, Ms. Manuela Teixeira Pinto
Russian Federation, Mr. Dmitry Vorobyev
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary, Ms. Elisabeth Sandor-Szalai
Indian Council of South America (CISA), Mr. Tomas Condori
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations, Mr. Jan Lönn
Mr. Abdul Samad Minty, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards and former Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UNOG (Comments and Answers)
Mr. Doudou Diène, Chair of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and former Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (Comments and Answers)
Ms. Margarette May Macaulay, Commissioner, Commissioner, Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Comments and Answers)
Ms. Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (Comments and Answers)
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Amir Abbas Lotfi Sarabi
Ecuador, Mr. Walter Schuldt
Egypt, Mr. Mohamed Hamdy Mohamed Elmolla
Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Mr. Olmer Torrejón
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Edgardo Toro Carreño
Armenia, Mr. Mher Margaryan
Colombia, Mr. Carlos Enrique Valencia Muñoz
Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Ulan Djusupov
Costa Rica, Ms. Elayne Whyte Gómez
Italy, Ms. Maja Bova
Angola, Mr. Apolinário Jorge Correia
World Jewish Congress, Ms. Alana Baranov
Arab Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Yousef Jabareen
Japanese Workers' Committee for Human Rights, Mr. Akira Maeda
Nigeria, Mr. Patrick C.Y. Gbemudu
Latvia, Mr. Roland Ezergailis
International-Lawyers.Org, Mr. Boris Blasberg
International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Ms. Fadla Lamia
Mr. Abdul Samad Minty, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards and former Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UNOG (Final Remarks)
Mr. Doudou Diène, Chair of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and former Special Rapporteur on contemporary
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