Special Event with National Human Rights Institutions
At the occasion of the European Development Days
03-04 June 2015, Tour & Taxis, Brussels

The European Commission will organise a Joint Event with the International Coordinating Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) and its four regional Networks namely: the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions and the Network of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the American Continent.

The National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are key stakeholders and fundamental element in the international, regional and national human rights framework. Through their mandate to protect and promote human rights, they play an increasingly important role for making human rights a reality on the ground.

This event will address the role, potential and challenges of National Human Rights Institutions in development, and avenues for EU support and interactions with them. It will take place at a crucial moment of time when world leaders and development stakeholders are discussing the post-2015 agenda for development. It also occurs in a context where the European Union is enhancing its support for NHRIs.

The event will include a high level panel, varied working groups, restricted meetings as well as bilateral and networking facilities.

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