During a panel discussion in Geneva, IDLO Director-General Irene Khan suggested that out-of-the-box partnerships, flexibility and investment in innovative ideas could help the international community address the world’s refugee problems.
Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. The Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, meeting at the UN Office in Geneva.
IDLO holds an observer status with the Human Rights Council and has a liaison office in Geneva. We showcase our research and conclusions at the Council, participate in high-level meetings, co-host rule-of-law themed events, and facilitate debates and encounters that further the world's understanding of law and development. While not part of the UN, we are aligned with its goals, synchronized with its processes, and increasingly listened to. Find out more about IDLO and its work with the United Nations.
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
34th Session of the Human Rights Council: High level segment
March 1, 2017
Delivered by Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO
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Excellencies, distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,
‘Human rights and rule of law have to go hand in hand.
BUSINESS, HUMAN RIGHTS, THE RULE OF LAW AND THE NEW DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM LUNCHEON
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Palais des Nations, Delegates Restaurant Geneva