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United Nations Human Rights Council Panel on Ending Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - 7 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

The panel discussed the application of international human rights law to address incidents of violence, discriminatory laws and discriminatory practices against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Speakers and panelists included:

HE Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council
Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (by video message)
Ms Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights
HE Abdul Minty, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa

Panel:
• Irina Karla Bacci (Brazil): Vice-President, National Council for LGBT Persons, Brazil
• Laurence Helfer (USA): Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke University, USA
• Hina Jilani (Pakistan): chair, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights defenders
• Hans Ytterberg (Sweden): Chairperson of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Member States, Observers and NGOs made statements.
United Nations Human Rights Council Panel on Ending Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - 7 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

The panel discussed the application of international human rights law to address incidents of violence, discriminatory laws and discriminatory practices against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Speakers and panelists included:

HE Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council
Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (by video message)
Ms Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights
HE Abdul Minty, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa

Panel:
• Irina Karla Bacci (Brazil): Vice-President, National Council for LGBT Persons, Brazil
• Laurence Helfer (USA): Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke University, USA
• Hina Jilani (Pakistan): chair, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights defenders
• Hans Ytterberg (Sweden): Chairperson of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Member States, Observers and NGOs made statements.

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Published by: AccidentalJournalist on Mar 08, 2012
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