event
Public lecture
Thursday
18
July
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court
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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

Nelson Mandela International Day

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

 

 

On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, and Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will reflect on today’s challenges to human rights and how to move the human rights agenda forward based on their personal experiences.

Welcome remarks: 

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, the Graduate Institute, Geneva 

  • Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador, South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva

Keynote speech:

  • Albie Sachs, Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Panel discussion:

  • Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria (moderator)

  • Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador, South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva

  • Albie Sachs, Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Closing remarks:

  • Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

The Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture is presented with the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, the Washington College of Law at the American University and the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in collaboration with the the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations. 

This conference is part of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and will be followed by a reception
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