Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on the Rule of Law in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
This Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) will provide a forum to discuss how the rule of law in the promotion and protection of human rights can be enhanced in the OSCE area. Participants will discuss the role of legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks as well as governments and civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights. With respect to effective national and international instruments to protect human rights and prevent human rights violations, participants in this SHDM will identify best practices, current challenges and solutions. They will also explore means for strengthening the rule of law in the promotion and protection of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Recommendations made in relation to the above topics during the SHDM may be addressed to participating States, the OSCE at large, OSCE institutions, including the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE field operations, other inter-governmental organizations, as well as civil society actors in OSCE participating States.
Registration: Online registration is open to all participants at: http://meetings.odihr.pl. Participants are strongly encouraged to register by Wednesday, 3 July 2013. Registered participants will be able to collect their badges in the Hofburg Congress Centre, in the main entrance hall as of Thursday, 11 July 2013, from 09:00. The registration will also be available online after the deadline and during the Meeting on the spot.
Side Events: the deadline for submission of applications for side events is Monday, 1 July 2013. Side events can be organized by participants during lunch breaks or in the evening after the sessions. Organizers of side events are asked to fill out the checklist and send it to Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at firstname.lastname@example.org. The checklist will be available on the website about one month before the Meeting. The final schedule of side events will be available on this web page by Wednesday, 3 July 2013.
Substantive content matters: Ms. Snjezana Bokulic, Head of the Human Rights Department at Snjezana.Bokulic@odihr.pl or 48 22 5200 743.
Organizational matters: Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at Ireneusz.Stepinski@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 658
Registration: Ms. Anna Sierant at Anna.Sierant@odihr.pl or + 48 22 5200 627
Organization of side events: Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at Ireneusz.Stepinski@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 658