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February 15, 2017

Human rights in today’s world (WP1515)

We discuss the key elements that are having an impact on human rights and ask if they are positive or negative. We also discuss the emergence of new powers and ask if they are having an effect on how human rights are being defended.

Contributors:

Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva

Bruno Stagno, Deputy Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Paris