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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Protecting and Promoting the Rights of LGBT Persons to Freedom of Expression and Access to Information: The Role of the UN Special Rapporteur

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Over the next few years, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression will focus on the rights of LGBT persons to freedom of expression and access to information. Among the issues that the Rapporteur and his team will examine are: (1) measures the ICT sector takes that protects or adversely impacts the digital expression of LGBT persons; (2) restrictions on access to information about sexuality and health, particularly online; and (3) the relationship between religious freedom and the rights to freedom of expression and access to information of LGBT persons.

The Special Rapporteur and his legal advisor will begin the session by presenting a draft agenda and work plan for engaging with LGBT-related issues.

After the presentation, all interested stakeholders – including civil society representatives and the ICT sector – will be invited to workshop the agenda and work plan. The audience will be encouraged to comment on and suggest changes to the issues and advocacy outcomes articulated in the draft agenda and work plan, which will be flashed on the screen and edited live per the audience’s contributions.

Thursday March 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Bridge

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