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The global human rights implementation agenda: the role of parliaments

21st November 2018

Time: 11.00-13.00

Venue: Commonwealth Small States Office,
Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1, Geneva

The Commonwealth, Universal Rights Group and the Bingham Centre, in cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will be hosting a roundtable discussion and publication launch on 21st November 2018 entitled 'The global human rights implementation agenda: the key role of national parliaments and civil society.'

The meeting will provide an open forum for States, parliamentarians, international organisations and NGOs to discuss:

  • The key role of parliaments in supporting and overseeing the national implementation, by States, of international human rights obligations and commitments.
  • The importance of civil society engagement with parliaments, as a key contribution to parliamentary oversight of State implementation
  • A new policy brief by the Commonwealth and the Universal Rights Group exploring the above issues.

Copies of the Commonwealth-URG policy brief will be made available to participants.

This event will also be live streamed here.

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