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Tuesday, May 12 • 14:30 - 16:00
5E: Consultation: Have Your Say in Safeguarding Civic Space
Limited Capacity seats available

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution (A/HRC/27/L.24) mandating the OHCHR to seek the views of stakeholders, including civil society, to prepare “practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned”. This session is designed to facilitate your input into these recommendations. The comments will be shared with the OHCHR.

Resource Materials:

  1. Key Topics for Discussion
  2. UN Human Rights Council Resolution Civil Society Space (A/HRC/27/L.24)
  3. Protecting Space for Civil Society in the Spotlight at 25th UN Human Rights CounciL
  4. UNSR & Community Of Democracies General Principles On Protecting Civic Space And The Right To Access Resources

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Eszter Markus

Managing Director, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Eszter Markus, Managing Director of ECNL, is a public policy and civil society expert. Since 2001 she has been engaged in projects dealing with the legislation of CSOs and building coalitions and networks among nonprofit lawyers and CSOs in Hungary. She was founder and director of... Read More →

Resource People
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Hanna Hansson

Visiting Fellow, Civicus
Hanna Hansson is a Visiting Fellow at CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. She works specifically on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and Financing for Development. Hanna has been actively engaged in the Post-2015 process since 2012. Prior to joining CIVICUS... Read More →
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Safir Syed

Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Vanja Škorić

Senior Legal Advisor, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Vanja Škorić is the Senior Legal Advisor at the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL). In this position, she helps develop policies affecting the sustainability of CSOs and public participation. She has developed comparative analyses on the legal and institutional frameworks... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Room C2 Clarion Sign Hotel