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Thursday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Internet Freedom and UN Human Rights Mechanisms

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How can civil society and human rights advocates leverage the UN system to amplify or further their advocacy on Internet freedom issues? Under what circumstances should advocates appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur or a Working Group for assistance, and what information should they communicate to the Rapporteur’s office to ensure effective follow-up? How can advocates optimize their participation in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights Periodic Review and the Universal Periodic Review processes? What are the unique challenges that technology and human rights issues pose to civil society engagement with UN mechanisms?

A roundtable of representatives from various UN human rights mechanisms will address these questions, and the audience will be invited to observe the discussion. There will be opportunities at certain points during the discussion for audience participation.

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
The Cottage

Attendees (90)