Seminar: Human Rights in South Sudan – Deferred Hopes and Broken Promises
How can human rights be protected in protracted conflict situations? Civil Rights Defender of the Year awardee – Edmund Yakani – will discuss the human rights situation in conflict-torn South Sudan with Sweden’s Ambassador for Human Rights Annika Ben David, human rights defender Hassan Shire and International IDEA’s Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu.
Speaker: Edmund Yakani is the 2017 recipient of the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award. As the Executive Director for Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO). Edmund Yakani takes the lead in providing protection for human rights defenders at risk in South Sudan, while also documenting human rights violations in the country.
Speaker: Annika Ben David, Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. Annika Ben David has previously served as Sweden’s Ambassador in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and devoted much of her career to human rights issues.
Speaker: Hassan Shire is the Executive Director of the Ugandan human rights organisation DefendDefenders which seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders throughout the East Africa region.
Speaker: Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu is the Senior Programme Manager for Gender and Democracy at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).
The seminar will be moderated by Mesfin Negash, Programme Director for East and Horn of Africa at Civil Rights Defenders.
Date: Monday 3 April 2017
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Venue: Civil Rights Defenders, Head Office, Sergels torg 12, floor 12
111 57 Stockholm, Sweden
Lunch: Lunch for all confirmed guests
Confirmation of Attendance: please email Anna Pettersson.
Regions: South Sudan.