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Field Notes: an exploration of the methodology of human rights monitors

Wednesday 16 October, 1.15-2.30pm
D302, Clement House 

A panel of frontline human rights defenders will discuss the principles of monitoring human rights violations in their countries, their different methods of collecting and evaluating information and how they develop a strategic advocacy campaign both locally and on an international level on Wednesday 16 October at LSE in Field Notes: an exploration of the methodology of human rights monitors.

Those speaking are:

  • Afrasiab Khattak, chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
  • Dr Haruun Ruun, head of the New Sudan Council of Churches
  • Juliane Kippenberg, NGO Liaison on the Great Lakes region of Africa for Human Rights Watch.

Professor Conor Gearty, new Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, will chair the event.

This event is organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, in conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK. It is free and open to all.

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For more information on the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, contact Sharon Shalev on 020 7955 6532, email human.rights@lse.ac.uk| or visit www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights| 

Notes:

  • Afrasiab Khattak is chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). He has been one of the most outspoken advocates for the protection of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, challenging government policies and practices aimed at deporting existing refugees and curbing further inflows.
  • Dr. Haruun Ruun (Sudan) is head of the New Sudan Council of Churches, which comprises Catholic and Protestant churches in rebel-held areas of southern Sudan. He has done significant human rights-related work in connection with the People-to-People peace and reconciliation process.
  • Juliane Kippenberg works for Human Rights Watch as NGO Liaison on the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her work involves providing support and training to human rights organisations in Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and working closely with these groups to help develop their capacity to respond effectively to human rights issues in the region.

7 October 2002

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