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Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 20th Meeting 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
10 Mar 2015 -  Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities

Theme: Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on living independently and being included in the community

Chairperson/Moderator: H.E. Mr. Juan Esteban Aguirre Martínez, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Jane Connors, Director, Research and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
• Mr. Hyung Shik Kim, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
• Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
• Ms. Alina Grigoras, National Human Rights Officer, OHCHR
• Ms. Gunta Anca, Member of the International Disability Alliance
• Mr. Quincy Mwiya, Self-Advocate and Member of the Council of Inclusion International

- 20th Plenary Meeting 28th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Ms. Jane Connors, Director OHCHR
Mr. Hyung Shik Kim, member of the C.R. Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Ms. Alina Grigoras, National Human Rights Officer, OHCHR
Ms. Gunta Anca, member of the International Disability Alliance
Mr. Quincy Mwiya, Self-Advocate and member of the Council of Inclusion International
Algeria (on behalf of African Group), Mr. Lazhar Soualem
Ecuador (on behalf of CELAC), Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
European Union, Mr. Raja Da Bustamente
Bahrain (on behalf of Arab Group), Ms. Budoor Abdulaziz Ahmed
Pakistan (on behalf of OIC), Mr. Afaq Ahmad
Finland (on behalf of Nordic Countries), Mr. Stefan Lee
Germany, Mr. Sebastian Beck
Paraguay, Ms. Raquel Cristina Pereira Farina
Greece, Ms. Eleni Alexandrou
Ireland, Mr. James C. O’Shea
Bahrain, Ms. Alya Salman
Nicaragua, Mr. Nestor Cruz
Togo, Ms. Nakpa Polo
Ombudsman Azerbaijan - NHRI, Ms. Elmira Suleymanova
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik, Ms. Tahereh Jafari
Action Canada for Population and Developement, Ms. Pooja Badarinath
Mr. Hyung Shik Kim, member of the C.R.Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Ms. Alina Grigoras, National Human Rights Officer, OHCHR
Ms. Gunta Anca, member of the International Disability Alliance
Mr. Quincy Mwiya, Self-Advocate and member of the Council of Inclusion International
Turkey, Mr. Selçuk Özcan
Cuba, Ms. Claudia Perez Alvarez
Maldives, Ms. Geela Ali
Austria, Mr. Thomas Hajnoczi
New Zealand, Mr. Jarrod Clyne
Brazil, Mr. João Lucas Quental Novaes De Almeida
Australia, Mr. John Paton Quinn
Albania, Ms. Dorina Xhixho
France, Ms. Anne-Sophie Juan
Belgium, Mr. Pierre Gillon
Portugal, Mr. Eduardo Pinto Da Silva
Croatia, Ms. Jasna Derviš
NHRI - Morocco, Ms. Soumia Amrani
Down Syndrome International
Namibia, Ms. Gladice Dehlia Sonia Pickering
Mexico, Ms. Gisele Fernández Ludlow
United Arab Emirates, Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Fadel Alnuaimi
Sierra Leone, Ms. Cassandra Labor-Bangura
United States of America, Ms. Sofija Korac
China, Mr. Wei Xin
Costa Rica, Ms. Roxana Tinoco Brenes
Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Moraru
UNICEF, Ms. Nicolette Moodie
Angola, Mr. Apolinário Jorge Correia
South Africa, Ms. Amanda Mkhwanazi
Russian Federation, Ms. Kristina Sukacheva
Egypt, Mr. Mohamed Yehia Mohamed Negm
Montenegro, Ms. Aneta Petrovic
Israel, Mr. Omer Caspi
Mr. Hyung Shik Kim, member of the C.R. Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Ms. Alina Grigoras, National Human Rights Officer, OHCHR
Ms. Gunta Anca, member of the International Disability Alliance
Mr. Quincy Mwiya, Self-Advocate and member of the Council of Inclusion International
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