Sunday, 11 September 2011

Universal Periodic Review and the Treaty Bodies: Upcoming Conference

The Universal Periodic Review Process and the Treaty Bodies is the subject of a conference being organized by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, to take place on 25 November 2011. Human rights practitioners, scholars and students are all welcome to participate in this one-day seminar concerning human rights monitoring in the Universal Periodic Review and by treaty bodies. The seminar seeks to assess the contributions of the Universal Periodic Review Process in relation to the monitoring of state human rights obligations by treaty bodies. In addition, this seminar aims to evaluate the contribution of the Universal Periodic Review Process in the broader context of the functioning of international peer-based supervisory mechanisms, including the OECD, IMF, Council of Europe, ILO, EU, WTO and the African Peer Review mechanism.
Confirmed speakers and participants:
  • Michael O’ Flaherty, Professor of Applied Human Rights and Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, and member of the UN Human Rights Committee.
  • Kees Flinterman, Honorary Professor of Human Rights at Maastricht University and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), and member of the UN Human Rights Committee.
  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies.
  • Marianne Lilliebjerg, Interim Programme Director International Advocacy, Amnesty International.
  • Thomas Conzelmann, Associate Professor for International Relations and EU External Relations at Maastricht University.
  • John Morijn, Senior legal adviser, Department of Constitutional Affairs and Legislation at the  Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, and Assistant Professor of human rights law at Groningen University

The final program and registration information for this seminar will be available on the website of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. For further information:

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