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Monday, August 29 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Session 2: Adequacy of existing human rights mechanisms in responding to the challenges

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Margarette May Macaulay

Rapporteur on the Rights of Older Persons, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Commissioner Margarette May Macaulay was re-elected by the General Assembly of the OAS during its 49th Regular Period of Sessions, on June 28, 2019, for a further four-year term from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023. She had previously been elected by the General Assembly... Read More →
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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame

Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Mrs. Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame is an expert member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), where among other things, she chairs both the working group on women and girls with disabilities and the taskforce on the general comment on work and... Read More →
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Anna Chabiera

Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland, Senior Specialist
Anna Chabiera is a sociologist and a senior specialist in the Department of Equal Treatment in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Warsaw (a Polish National Human Rights Institution), where since 2011 she organizes social research on discrimination based on grounds... Read More →
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Andrew Byrnes

University of New South Wales
Andrew Byrnes Emeritus Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the Faculty of Law and Justice at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia where he is also an associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute and the Ageing Futures Institute at UNSW. His work... Read More →
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Vasilka Sancin

Vice-Chair, UN Human Rights Committee
Vasilka Sancin, PhD, is a Full Professor of International Law, Head of Department of International Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and International Relations at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law. She is a member (2019-2022) and Vice-Chair of the United... Read More →
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Heisoo Shin

Vice-Chair, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Heisoo Shin (Ph.D.) has been working for over forty years in the area of human rights, including in particular on women’s human rights, at the national, regional and international levels. She served as a commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission in Korea for three years... Read More →

Monday August 29, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Palais des Nations (room XVII), Zoom and UN Web TV