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United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, Invites You to a Side Event to the Forum for Minorities Issues


Preventing incitement to atrocity crimes: policy options for action
 
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 at 6:00pm
United Nations Headquarters in Geneva
Conference Room XXII, Palais des Nations

Although incitement to violence based on national, racial or religious hatred is prohibited under international human rights law, the international community faces an ongoing challenge in preventing and responding to incitement, including incitement to violence that could lead to genocide and other atrocity crimes.  

The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect is hosting a side event to the Forum on Minority Issues to present policy options for the prevention of incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes for Member States, the United Nations and civil society.  These policy options have been developed by the Office in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Procedures mandate holders and experts from academia and civil society organisations, including media organisations.

Panellists

  • Adama Dieng: Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
  • Heiner Bielefeldt: United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
  • Agnes Callamard: Director, global freedom of expression project and special adviser to the President of Columbia University
  • H.E. Omar Hilale: Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Moderator

  • H.E. Patricia O’Brien: Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations Office at Geneva

There will be a reception after the event at the Restaurant des Délégués, Building A, 8th floor, Palais des Nations

For additional information, please contact:

Simona Cruciani
United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention
  and the Responsibility to Protect
Phone: +1 917-618-9823
Email: cruciani@un.org

Mandate

Contact

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
c/o Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations at Geneva
8-14 avenue de la Paix
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Fax: (+41) 22 917 90 06

E-mail: freedomofreligion@ohchr.org or urgent-action@ohchr.org