European Regional Forum on Minority Issues on “Conflict prevention and the protection of the human rights of minorities”
12-13 October 2021 I Online meeting
Registration will close at 11pm CEST, Wednesday 6th October 2021.
The main purpose of the European Regional Forum on “Conflict prevention and the protection of the human rights of minorities” is to provide regional insights, which will feed into the thematic work of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues for his report to the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2022. Furthermore, discussions will inform the work and recommendations of the 14th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which will take place in Geneva in December 2021.
Specific objectives include:
- Develop mutual understanding about the role of the protection of the human rights of minorities in preventing conflicts.
- Discuss legal, institutional and policy challenges to the recognition and implementation of the human rights of minorities to address long-standing grievances that may lead to tensions and possible conflicts.
- Identify why the root-causes of most conflicts, the denial of the human rights of minorities and their aspirations, are seldom acknowledged or addressed.
- Strengthen partnerships among various stakeholders and build capacity to address the root-causes of contemporary conflicts and more effectively prevent conflicts.
All individual participants must register online here.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Russian and Romani
Read the concept note and learn more about the event here.