4 November 2019, 11:15-12:30
Register start 23 September 2019
Register end 31 October 2019
In a number of European countries, mass protests have emerged, and in many cases turn into protests cycles, voicing a desperate claim for greater social justice.
In the context of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Special Procedures Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, this event will address the too often obstructed right to legal assistance persons subjected to violence, arrest or detention are entitled to and the challenges encountered in that context. At the vanguard of the protection of the rule of law and social peace, lawyers prevent an iterative cycle of violence, in which physical violence turns into judicial violence.
As the event takes place at the Palais des Nations, you need a UN badge to attend. If you do not have a UN badge, you must register via the UNOG registration system INDICO (registration will open on 30 September) and then regiser to the Geneva Peace Week via their online form. You will then receive a single badge valid from 4 to 8 November 2019 and will be able to attend all events of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week held at the UN Palais des Nations.
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