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Arria formula meeting of the UN Security Council “Human rights, accountability and justice: contributions to international peace and security”
11 Mar 2019 -  The aim of the Arria Formula Meeting is to examine how the rule of law, as interlinked with human rights, accountability and international justice, can contribute to discharging the primary responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security.
The Arria formula meeting provides an opportunity to discuss how respecting human rights, preventing serious violations and abuses, and promoting justice, are indispensable to the maintenance of international peace and security. This is essential in enabling all States to realize the shared ambition of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies as set out in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and in line with the priority given by the Secretary General to the prevention agenda. In this regard, the High Commissioner for Human rights and her office play a significant role.
Participants will reflect critically on achievements, challenges, gaps, and lessons learnt in this important area of engagement of the UN Security Council.
- Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, USG for Legal Affairs; and
- Mr. Theodor Meron, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.