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Civil society reception to honour the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


Civil society reception

to honour the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Monday 21 July, 2014

18h30 – 21h00

1 rue de Varembé, Geneva

In September, Navanethem Pillay will finish her term as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Since her appointment in 2008, Ms Pillay has been a principled and dedicated advocate for the promotion of universal human rights, the protection of human rights defenders, accountability for perpetrators of human rights violations, and access to justice for victims.
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Together with Amnesty International, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Conectas Direitos Humanos, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch, the International Service for Human Rights is pleased to invite you to a civil society reception in Ms Pillay’s honour.

The reception will provide an opportunity to thank Ms Pillay for the instrumental role she has played in the global human rights movement and to celebrate with the human rights community.

We kindly request that you RSVP for this event by Wednesday 16 July using this link. We very much hope to see you at our reception.


Human Rights Defender of the month: Pamela Angwench Judith

For most of her life, Pamela Angwech’s existence has always been a defiant and simultaneous act of survival and resistance. In 1976 when she was born, the anti-Amin movement was gathering pace, and her family was one of the earliest victims of the then dictatorship’s reprisals in Northern Uganda. Her father, a passionate educationist in Kitgum district was one of the most vocal critics of the dictatorship’s human rights excesses, which made him an obvious target of the state’s marauding vigilantes.