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CIC YPN: In Conversation with Mary Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
May 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
There are people and groups around the world who work every day to promote and protect human rights – sometimes taking on great risks to do so.
How can we mitigate the challenges these human rights defenders face and what can be done to support them in their invaluable work? To help us understand the challenges faced by human rights defenders and the strategies needed to better protect them, the CIC Young Professionals Network is being joined by Ms. Mary Lawlor, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human right defenders.
The moderated Q&A session will include opportunities for audience questions.
When: Friday, May 14, 2021
What time: 11AM -12PM EST (8AM-9AM PST)
To register: https://bit.ly/3gV0GWn
About the speaker:
Ms. Mary Lawlor took is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders as well as an Adjunct Professor of Business and Human Rights in the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), School of Business, Trinity College Dublin.
She has worked extensively with and on the situation of human rights defenders. In 2001 she founded Front Line Defenders – the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders to concentrate on human rights defenders at risk. As Executive Director from 2001-2016, Ms. Lawlor represented Front Line Defenders and had a key role in its development. Ms. Lawlor was previously the Director of the Irish Section of Amnesty International from 1988 to 2000.