JUSTICE: NEW CHALLENGES - The Right to an Effective Remedy Before an Independent Tribunal

5 February 2010
The FIDH Forum has taken place from 6 to 8 April 2010 in Yerevan, Armenia

The FIDH 37th Congress paid tribute to Natalia Estemirova, Russian human rights defender, assassinated on the 15th July 2009.

See Report of the FIDH Forum, "Justice - New Challenges: The right to an effective remedy before an independent tribunal", April 2010 (released in May 2013), only available in French.

Report of the FIDH Forum,
Report of the FIDH Forum, "Justice - New Challenges: The right to an effective remedy before an independent tribunal", April 2010 [FR]



General Objective
The Forum will be the occasion for debates, exchanges of experience and analyses on various themes related to the right to an effective remedy before an independent jurisdiction, at national level as well as accessing regional and international justice systems. A special focus will be given to the new challenges to build on FIDH and its member organisations’ expertise and impact on future strategies of action.

Specific Objectives

- To share experience and develop common strategies at national, regional and international level in order to contribute to the fight against impunity for serious human rights violations and for international crimes;

- To raise awareness among public opinion, stakeholders, and decision makers including: states and intergovernmental organisations on the crucial role of the effective remedy;

- To contribute to the knowledge and appropriation by the civil society and the political actors of key justice related issues in Armenia and in the region;

- To strengthen intra-regional and inter-regional ties among FIDH member and partner organisations and;

- To contribute to strengthening existing instruments, in particular the FIDH Legal Action Group (GAJ), and to the creation of alliances between the national, regional and trans-regional networks for supporting victims.



AgendaExplanatory Note
Day 1
Tuesday 6th april 2010
Opening Ceremony
Day 2
Wednesday 7th april 2010
PANEL I PANEL II PANEL III PANEL IV
Workshop A Workshop B Workshop C Workshop D
Workshop E Workshop F Workshop G Workshop H
Day 3
Thursday 8 april 2010
PLENARY SESSION



Day 1: - OPENING - Tuesday, 6 April 2010 | 1:00 - 7:30 pm | Venue: Philharmonic Hall

1:00 - 1:30 pm Registration

2:00 – 3:30 pm Official Ceremony
- Mr. Artak Kirakosyan, Chairman of the Board, CSI
- Ms. Souhayr Belhassen, FIDH President
- Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
- Mr. Stefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, European Commission
- Mr. Janez Lenarcic, Director, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- Mr. Abdou Diouf, General Secretary of La Francophonie

Musical interlude

3:30 – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 – 6:00 pm Opening of the Forum

Master of ceremonies: Ms. Soraya Gutierez Arguello, FIDH Vice-President, CCAJAR (Colombia) and Mr. Sidiki Kaba, FIDH Honorary President (Senegal)
-  Testimony: Ms. Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya, HRC “Memorial”, “The Victims’ Search for Justice”
- Ms. Françoise Tulkens, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, “The Role of the Regional Protection Systems in the enforcement of National Justice Systems/ The role of the Universal Jurisdiction”
- Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC) “International and National Justice: The use of the ICC Complementarity Principle”
-  Testimony: Ms. Shirin Ebadi, Human rights advocate and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, "Independence of justice and separation of powers"
- Mr. Gevorg Danielyan, Minister of Justice of Armenia, “Administration of Justice and the challenges of the National Reforms”
- Mr. Sergey Kapinos, Head of the Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Yerevan
- Mr. Patrick Baudouin, FIDH Honorary President (France), “Objectives and methodology of the Forum”



Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010

8:30 Registration



PANEL I - International Justice: A tool for domination or for progress?

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010| 9:00 - 10:30 am | Venue: Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Erebuni Conference Room
This Panel will highlight the current debate around international justice. The claim of being used only in a selective way and not as a universal principle applicable to all will be addressed.


Claims on its partiality will be confronted with experiences where international justice has become the only option for victims to obtain justice. Moreover, its positive effect will be addressed including where international justice has fostered national processes of justice or contributed to crime deterrence. The need to set up new jurisdictions - international, hybrid or ad hoc courts - as a tailored response will be also discussed by the speakers, this in the light of the Review Conference of the ICC Statute to take place in May 2010 in Kampla, Uganda, and the stocktaking exercise envisaged to take place. The discussions and the recommendations in this Panel and the related Workshop will serve as an important input to this exercise.

- Moderator: Mr. Francisco Soberon (APRODEH / Peru)

Debaters:
- Mr. Sidiki Kaba (FIDH Honorary President / Senegal)
- Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili (HRIDC / Georgia)
- Mr. Hassan Jabareen (Adalah / Israel)
- Mr. Amady Ba (Office of the Prosecutor, ICC)
- Mr. Amin M. Medani (SHRM / Sudan)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- The International Criminal Court (ICC): http://www.fidh.org/-International-Criminal-Court-ICC-

FIDH: Les premières années de la CPI - décembre 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Les premières années de la CPI - décembre 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: the ICC’s first years - December 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: the ICC’s first years - December 2009 [En]



FIDH: los primeros años de la CPI - diciembre de 2009 [Sp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: los primeros años de la CPI - diciembre de 2009 [Sp]



> Guide for Victims, their Legal Representatives and NGOs on Victims’ Rights before the International Criminal Court: http://www.fidh.org/Victims-Rights-Before-the-International-Criminal

> DRC / ICC: http://www.fidh.org/-DRC-ICC-

FIDH-ASADHO-Groupe Lotus-LE: RDC / La dérive autoritaire du régime - juillet 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ASADHO-Groupe Lotus-LE: RDC / La dérive autoritaire du régime - juillet 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: RDC / Briser l’impunité - mai 2008 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: RDC / Briser l’impunité - mai 2008 [Fr]



FIDH: DRC / Breaking the cycle of impunity - May 2008 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: DRC / Breaking the cycle of impunity - May 2008 [En]



FIDH: RDC / Soutien à la participation de victimes congolaises devant la CPI - novembre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: RDC / Soutien à la participation de victimes congolaises devant la CPI - novembre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH: DRC / Supporting the participation of Congolese victims before the ICC - November 2006 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: DRC / Supporting the participation of Congolese victims before the ICC - November 2006 [En]



> Uganda / ICC: http://www.fidh.org/-Uganda-ICC-

> Sudan-Darfur / ICC: http://www.fidh.org/-Sudan-Darfur-ICC-

FIDH: Q / R sur la CPI et le Darfour - mars 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Q / R sur la CPI et le Darfour - mars 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: Q&A on the ICC and Darfur - March 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Q&A on the ICC and Darfur - March 2009 [En]



> CAR / ICC: http://www.fidh.org/-CAR-ICC-

FIDH: RCA / Déjà-vu: D(é)s accords pour la paix au détriment des victimes - décembre 2008 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: RCA / Déjà-vu: D(é)s accords pour la paix au détriment des victimes - décembre 2008 [Fr]



FIDH: CAR / Déjà-vu: Peace (dis)agreements that are detrimental to victims - December 2008 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: CAR / Déjà-vu: Peace (dis)agreements that are detrimental to victims - December 2008 [En]



FIDH : La CPI et la situation en RCA: L’affaire Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo - juillet 2008 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH : La CPI et la situation en RCA: L’affaire Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo - juillet 2008 [Fr]



FIDH: the ICC and the situation in the CAR: The Case of Jean-Pierre Bemba - July 2008 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: the ICC and the situation in the CAR: The Case of Jean-Pierre Bemba - July 2008 [En]



> Kenya / ICC:

FIDH-KHRC: Q&A on the ICC and Kenya - October 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-KHRC: Q&A on the ICC and Kenya - October 2009 [En]



> Colombia / ICC: http://www.fidh.org/-Colombia-CPI-

FIDH: Colombia - La desmovilización paramilitar, en los caminos de la Corte Penal Internacional - Octubre 2007 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Colombia - La desmovilización paramilitar, en los caminos de la Corte Penal Internacional - Octubre 2007 [Esp]



- The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): http://www.fidh.org/-ECCC-

FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: Comments on victim participation and representation before ECCC - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: Comments on victim participation and representation before ECCC - January 2010 [En]



FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: The participation of civil parties before the ECCC must be preserved - September 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: The participation of civil parties before the ECCC must be preserved - September 2009 [En]



- ICTY and ICTR

FIDH: Les enjeux de la fermeture des TPI - avril 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Les enjeux de la fermeture des TPI - avril 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: the issues at stake in the closure of the ICTs - April 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: the issues at stake in the closure of the ICTs - April 2009 [En]



- Universal jurisdiction: http://www.fidh.org/-Universal-Jurisdiction-

FIDH: Une approche par étapes de l’exercice de la CU dans les pays d’Europe de l’Ouest - juin 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Une approche par étapes de l’exercice de la CU dans les pays d’Europe de l’Ouest - juin 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: A Step by Step Approach to the Use of UJ in Western European States - June 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: A Step by Step Approach to the Use of UJ in Western European States - June 2009 [En]



FIDH - Un enfoque paso a paso sobre el ejercicio de la jurisdicción (penal) universal en los países de Europa Occidental - Abril 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH - Un enfoque paso a paso sobre el ejercicio de la jurisdicción (penal) universal en los países de Europa Occidental - Abril 2009 [Esp]



FIDH Position Paper to the UN General Assembly - October 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH Position Paper to the UN General Assembly - October 2009 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS letter to EU and AU on UJ - April 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS letter to EU and AU on UJ - April 2009 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (6th edition) - February 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (6th edition) - February 2010 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (5th edition) - September 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (5th edition) - September 2009 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS: Fostering a European Approach to Accountability for international crimes - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the EU - April 2007 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS: Fostering a European Approach to Accountability for international crimes - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the EU - April 2007 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS: Encourager une approche européenne en matière de responsabilité face aux crimes internationaux - La compétence extraterritoriale et l’UE – Avril 2007 (Résumé exécutif) [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS: Encourager une approche européenne en matière de responsabilité face aux crimes internationaux - La compétence extraterritoriale et l’UE – Avril 2007 (Résumé exécutif) [Fr]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- A. Bernard, K. Bonneau, "Punir, dissuader, réparer - Quelle justice pénale internationale?", in Faire la paix: la part des institutions internationales, Dir. G. Devin, Les Presses Sciences Po, 2009

- International Criminal Court (ICC): http://www.icc-cpi.int

> The Three Year Plans & Strategies of the Registry in respect of complementarity for an effective Rome statute system of international criminal justice, Silvana Arbia, ICC Registrar, for the Consultative Conference on international criminal justice, September 2009: http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience/papers/session2.pdf

> ICC Office of the Prosecutor Prosecutorial Strategy

ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2009-2012 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2009-2012 [En]



CPI / Bureau du Procureur: Stratégie en matière de poursuites 2006-2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CPI / Bureau du Procureur: Stratégie en matière de poursuites 2006-2009 [Fr]



ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2006-2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2006-2009 [En]



> ICC OTP weekly briefings

- Redress, The Impact of the Rome Statute System on Victims and Affected Communities, Mars 2010, http://www.redress.org/reports.html



PANEL II - The challenges of national judicial systems: their willingness and capacity to investigate and prosecute

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010| 9:00 - 10:30 am | Venue: Hotel Marriott | Salon: Tigran The Great
Panel II will address the need to have access to an independent tribunal as a prerequisite to an effective remedy. The problem of justice being manipulated by state power or de facto powers will be discussed in order to measure the willingness of justice systems to fight impunity.


Participants will also address the possible misuse of justice systems as a tool to oppress human right defenders. Finally, the different possible reforms of the judicial system will be addressed to understand if they are effective means to increase the capacity of national justice systems to become an effective remedy for victims of grave human rights violations.


- Moderator: Mr. Driss El Yazami (FIDH Secretary General / Morocco)

Debaters:
- Mr. Arman Danielyan (CSI / Armenia)
- Ms. Shirin Ebadi (Human rights advocate and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate / Iran)
- Mr. Janez Lenarcic (ODIHR, OSCE)
- Mr. Eldar Zeynalov (HRC / Azerbaijan)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- European Court of Human Rights

> Note on case-law on the issue of exhaustion of domestic remedies:
[Fr]: http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/17AA5911-16DB-42E2-B892-5331FA75755C/0/COURT_n1973175_v2_Pointscl%C3%A9s_de_jurisprudence__Epuisement_des_voies_de_recours_internes_art__351.pdf
[En]: http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/E3FC0C7E-BD11-479F-B069-C300449B7ECF/0/COURT_n1295989_v2_Key_caselaw_issues__Art_35_para_1_Exhaustion_of_domestic_remedies2.pdf

> Final judgment in the case of Finucane v. the United Kingdom, October 2003, on the criteria of evaluation of effective investigation and prosecution:
[Fr]: http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=2&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=FINUCANE&sessionid=48672925&skin=hudoc-fr
[En]: http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=1&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=FINUCANE&sessionid=48672925&skin=hudoc-fr

- Cecile Aptel, "Domestic Justice Systems and the Impact of the Rome Statute", Consultative Conference on international criminal justice, September 2009 [En]:

http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience/papers/session7.pdf

- Acts of the Second Congress of the Association des Hautes Juridictions de Cassation des pays ayant en partage l’usage du Français (AHJUCAF) on "The independence of justice", Dakar (Senegal), November 2007 [Fr]: http://www.ahjucaf.org/spip.php?rubrique750

- Redress, Memorandum on the compatibility of the practice of bringing fabricated charges, with international human rights standards, national jurisprudence and international standards on policing. Published as appendix to ’Asian Human Rights Commission - Recovering the authority of public institutions - A resource book on law and human rights in Sri Lanka’ February 2009, http://www.redress.org/reports.html


Workshop A - Triggering national justice

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Venue: Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Suite 902
Case study: Cavallo (Mexico/Spain/Argentina) and Fujimori (Peru/Chile))


In both the Cavallo and Fujimori case, after a long process in which several FIDH member organizations of different countries were involved, tribunals of the State where the crimes were committed are finally judging Cavallo and Fujimori for the commission of gross human rights violations. Both cases illustrate the importance of coordinating efforts among NGOs and of states’ international obligations in these cases in order to finally organise the trials in the country where the violations/crimes were committed and strengthen capacities of national jurisdictions.

This Workshop will try to present the objectives of triggering national justice mechanisms, the obstacles and proposed solutions to overcome them.


- Case study : Fujimori (Peru / Chile): Mr. Francisco Soberon (APRODEH / Peru); Cavallo (Mexico / Argentina / Spain): Ms. Paulina Vega (CMDPDH / Mexico)
- Facilitator: Mr. Ishai Menuchin (PCATI / Israel)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Kristiina Kouros (FLHR / Finland)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Fujimori Case

> Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) / Pérou: http://www.juicioysancionafujimori.org/albertofujimori.htm

FIDH: El juicio a Fujimori: el fin de la impunidad? - Noviembre 2008 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: El juicio a Fujimori: el fin de la impunidad? - Noviembre 2008 [Esp]



> Argentinian Cases

FIDH: Argentina / Avances y obstáculos en los procesos en contra de los responsables de crímenes contra la humanidad durante la dictadura - marzo 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Argentina / Avances y obstáculos en los procesos en contra de los responsables de crímenes contra la humanidad durante la dictadura - marzo 2009 [Esp]



> Weblogs of the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) on the cases of the Argentinian dictatorship: http://www.cels.org.ar/wpblogs/

> Document of the Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Espana (APDHE) on the cases of the Argentinian dictatorship

APDHE: Justicia internacional de violaciones de derechos humanos en Argentina [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
APDHE: Justicia internacional de violaciones de derechos humanos en Argentina [Esp]



- Morocco and the reform of the judiciary

FIDH-ICJ-Euromed: Déclaration à l’issue du Séminaire sur la réforme du pouvoir judicaire au Maroc - janvier 2010 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ICJ-Euromed: Déclaration à l’issue du Séminaire sur la réforme du pouvoir judicaire au Maroc - janvier 2010 [Fr]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- Cavallo Case: http://www.cavalloentrerejas.com/



Workshop B - Measuring the capacity and the willingness of national justice systems

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Venue: Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Erebuni Conference Room
Criteria used by the European system of human rights protection and the criteria used by the ICC


Two of the main obstacles that victims face in the fight against impunity are the lack of capacity or the unwillingness of national justice systems to bring those responsible of human rights violations accountable. Therefore victims have been forced to search justice before international judicial bodies. However, due to the complementarity or subsidiary nature of these mechanisms, one of the first analysis victims and human rights NGOs have to do is to assess their national judicial system using internationally or regionally recognised criteria or standards.

The European Court of Human Rights and the ICC are two examples of institutions that have to make an assessment of the capacity and willingness of national justice systems in order to decide whether they can act or not. Understanding the list of criteria used by both institutions and the way they conduct their analysis, will allow participants to better apply these criteria in their assessment of the capacity and willingness of their national justice system.


- List of criteria by the ECHR: Ms. Françoise Tulkens (Judge, ECHR)
- List of criteria by the ICC: Mr. Amady Ba (Office of the Prosecutor, ICC)
- Facilitator: Mr. Anton Giulio Lana (UFTDU / Italy)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Florence Bellivier (FIDH Secretary General / France)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Colombia: http://www.fidh.org/-Colombia-

FIDH: Colombia - La desmovilización paramilitar, en los caminos de la Corte Penal Internacional - Octubre 2007 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Colombia - La desmovilización paramilitar, en los caminos de la Corte Penal Internacional - Octubre 2007 [Esp]



20 AÑOS DE ACTIVIDAD DE LA FIDH EN COLOMBIA - Febrero de 2004 [Sp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
20 AÑOS DE ACTIVIDAD DE LA FIDH EN COLOMBIA - Febrero de 2004 [Sp]



20 ANNEES D’ACTIVITE DE LA FIDH EN COLOMBIE - février 2004 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
20 ANNEES D’ACTIVITE DE LA FIDH EN COLOMBIE - février 2004 [Fr]



- Israel / OPT: http://www.fidh.org/-Israel-Occupied-Palestinian-Territories-?id_mot=26

FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En]



- Russia

FIDH-CAC: Russie: Une société sous contrôle - juillet 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russie: Une société sous contrôle - juillet 2009 [Fr]



FIDH-CAC: Russia: Российкое общество под контролем - July 2009 [Rus] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russia: Российкое общество под контролем - July 2009 [Rus]



FIDH-CAC: Russian Society under Control - July 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russian Society under Control - July 2009 [En]



- Central African Republic (CAR): http://www.fidh.org/-CAR-ICC-

FIDH: Crimes de guerre en RCA : “Quand les éléphants se battent, c’est l’herbe qui souffre
FIDH: Crimes de guerre en RCA : “Quand les éléphants se battent, c’est l’herbe qui souffre" - février 2003 [Fr]



FIDH Report: War crimes in the Central African Republic
FIDH Report: War crimes in the Central African Republic "When the elefants fight, the grass suffers", February 2003 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- A. Bernard, K. Bonneau, "Punir, dissuader, réparer - Quelle justice pénale internationale?", in Faire la paix: la part des institutions internationales, Dir. G. Devin, Les Presses Sciences Po, 2009

> Note on case-law on the issue of exhaustion of domestic remedies:
[Fr]: http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/17AA5911-16DB-42E2-B892-5331FA75755C/0/COURT_n1973175_v2_Pointscl%C3%A9s_de_jurisprudence__Epuisement_des_voies_de_recours_internes_art__351.pdf
[En]: http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/E3FC0C7E-BD11-479F-B069-C300449B7ECF/0/COURT_n1295989_v2_Key_caselaw_issues__Art_35_para_1_Exhaustion_of_domestic_remedies2.pdf

> Final judgment in the case of Finucane v. the United Kingdom, October 2003, on the criteria of evaluation of effective investigation and prosecution:
[Fr]: http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=2&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=FINUCANE&sessionid=48672925&skin=hudoc-fr
[En]: http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=1&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=FINUCANE&sessionid=48672925&skin=hudoc-fr

- ICC Office of the Prosecutor Prosecutorial Strategy

ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2009-2012 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2009-2012 [En]



CPI / Bureau du Procureur: Stratégie en matière de poursuites 2006-2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CPI / Bureau du Procureur: Stratégie en matière de poursuites 2006-2009 [Fr]



ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2006-2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
ICC OTP Prosecutorial Strategy 2006-2009 [En]





Workshop C - The needed involvement of victims: between participation and other ways for victims to contribute to justice

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Venue: Hotel Marriott - Salon: Queen Erato
Case study: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the experience of Colombia


With the development of international criminal justice and the establishment of new international and hybrid criminal tribunals, like the International Criminal Court and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the need for a bigger involvement of victims in these proceedings, above their traditional and limited role as witnesses, has been recognised and incorporated in the statutes of these tribunals. Victims can contribute to proceedings before these jurisdictions providing the Prosecutor with information on crimes and alleged perpetrators, feeding his analysis and investigation and influencing his prosecutorial strategy. Victims can also share their views and concerns before the judges. Participants before the ICC and civil parties before the ECCC, victims have the right to be represented by lawyers, including during trial proceedings, where their interest, as well as their views and concerns are presented, and victims can request reparations. However, these recognised rights come with challenges that these newly established tribunals have troubles to meet. The experience of Colombia on the involvement of victims in national criminal proceedings, and the concrete application of the Justice and Peace Act, will also help participants to understand how the participation of victims can be envisaged in national cases, taking into account the contribution of Colombian victims to the analysis of the ICC Prosecutor of the Colombian situation.

This workshop is about sharing experience and propose concrete strategies to render the involvement of victims in international and internationalised criminal proceedings effective.


- Case study: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC),

Mr. Thun Saray (ADHOC / Cambodia), the International Criminal Court (ICC),

Ms. Mariana Pena (FIDH / Argentina), and the Colombian experience, Ms. Soraya Gutierez Arguello (CCAJAR / Colombia)
- Facilitator: Mr. Patrick Baudouin (FIDH Honorary President / France)
- Rapporteur: Mr. Roger Bouka (OCDH / Republic of Congo)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): http://www.fidh.org/-ECCC-

FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: Comments on victim participation and representation before ECCC - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: Comments on victim participation and representation before ECCC - January 2010 [En]



FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: The participation of civil parties before the ECCC must be preserved - September 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ADHOC-LICADHO: The participation of civil parties before the ECCC must be preserved - September 2009 [En]



- The International Criminal Court (ICC): http://www.fidh.org/-International-Criminal-Court-ICC-

FIDH: Les premières années de la CPI - décembre 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Les premières années de la CPI - décembre 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: the ICC’s first years - December 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: the ICC’s first years - December 2009 [En]



FIDH: los primeros años de la CPI - diciembre de 2009 [Sp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: los primeros años de la CPI - diciembre de 2009 [Sp]



> Guide for Victims, their Legal Representatives and NGOs on Victims’ Rights before the International Criminal Court: http://www.fidh.org/Victims-Rights-Before-the-International-Criminal

> The situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo before the ICC

FIDH: RDC / Soutien à la participation de victimes congolaises devant la CPI - novembre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: RDC / Soutien à la participation de victimes congolaises devant la CPI - novembre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH: DRC / Supporting the participation of Congolese victims before the ICC - November 2006 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: DRC / Supporting the participation of Congolese victims before the ICC - November 2006 [En]



> The situation of the Central African Republic before the ICC: the Bemba case

FIDH : La CPI et la situation en RCA: L’affaire Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo - juillet 2008 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH : La CPI et la situation en RCA: L’affaire Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo - juillet 2008 [Fr]



FIDH: the ICC and the situation in the CAR: The Case of Jean-Pierre Bemba - July 2008 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: the ICC and the situation in the CAR: The Case of Jean-Pierre Bemba - July 2008 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

ICC Strategy in relation to victims [En]: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP8/ICC-ASP-8-45-ENG.pdf

Stratégie de la Cour concernant les victimes [Fr]: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP8/ICC-ASP-8-45-FRA.pdf

Estrategia de la CPI en relación con víctimas [Esp]: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP8/ICC-ASP-8-45-SPA.pdf



Workshop D - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 10:45 am - 12:30 pm |Venue: Hotel Marriott - Salon: Tigran the Great
Case study: Gaza (Spain, United Kingdom) and Rwanda (European Union)


When victims of international crimes are unable to find a response to their need for justice in their own country and when international criminal tribunals do not have jurisdiction over the crimes committed, the use of the principle of extraterritorial jurisdiction is an option that victims have explored over the last decade. Extraterritorial or universal jurisdiction allows the courts of any country anywhere in the world to try perpetrators of serious international crimes regardless of the location of the crimes and irrespective of the nationality of the perpetrator or the victim. It is based on the recognition that certain crimes are so horrific that they affect the international community as a whole. However, even if this principle is being more and more used, it meets some obstacles, often of political nature, that undermine its effect.

The Al-Daraj bombing in Gaza in July 2002 is an important example for different reasons. The NGO supporting victims of this bombing decided to look for other avenues to obtain justice by filing of a complaint before Spanish courts. In January 2009 a criminal investigation was open against seven Israeli political and military officials for allegedly committing a war crime – and possibly a crime against humanity – in that operation. The opening of this investigation was followed by diplomatic pressures exercised by Israeli authorities on Spain to prevent this case to continue. As a result Congress approved modifications to the legislation limiting the scope of universal jurisdiction in Spain.

The case of Rwanda will also give an example of how victims have succeed in the opening of investigations, and even prosecutions, to cover the impunity gap left by the UN backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Finally, the study of the general status of the universal jurisdiction in European Union states will also show the negative effects that political pressure has have in the restriction of the use of this legislation by national courts or even in the modification of legislation which explain in part current debates on universal jurisdiction before the African Union and the UN General Assembly, aiming at strategizing on how to overcome these current obstacles.


- Case study: Gaza (Spain / United Kingdom): Mr. Raji Sourani (FIDH Vice-President, PCHR/Palestine) and Rwanda/European Union: Ms. Carla Ferstman (REDRESS, United Kingdom)
- Facilitator: Mr. Arnold Tsunga (FIDH Vice-President, HRA / Zimbabwe)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Katie Gallagher (CCR / USA)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Israel / OPT:

> FIDH documents: http://www.fidh.org/-Israel-Occupied-Palestinian-Territories-?id_mot=26

FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En]



> PCHR documents: http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=58&Itemid=215

The Principle and Practice of Universal Jurisdiction: PCHR’s Work in the occupied Palestinian territory - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
The Principle and Practice of Universal Jurisdiction: PCHR’s Work in the occupied Palestinian territory



PCHR: Principle and Practice of UJ: PCHR’s Work in the OPT - Ex.Summary - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
PCHR: Principle and Practice of UJ: PCHR’s Work in the OPT - Ex.Summary - January 2010 [En]



- Rwanda: http://www.fidh.org/-The-Rwandan-Cases-

- Main universal jurisdiction cases: http://www.fidh.org/-Universal-Jurisdiction-

> Ben Saïd Case (Tunisia/France): http://www.fidh.org/-Ben-Said-Case-

> The disappeared of the Beach of Brazzaville case (Congo/France): http://www.fidh.org/-The-Disappeared-of-the-Beach-Case-

> Ely Ould Dah case (Mauritania/France): http://www.fidh.org/-Ely-Ould-Dah-Case-

> Hissène Habré case (Chad/Senegal): http://www.fidh.org/-Hissene-Habre-Case-

> Pinochet and others (Chile/France): http://www.fidh.org/-Pinochet-and-others-Case-

> Probo Koala case (Côte d’Ivoire/France-Netherlands-UK): http://www.fidh.org/-Affaire-Cote-d-Ivoire-dechets-toxiques-

> Rumsfeld Case (USA/France-Allemagne):
FIDH: http://www.fidh.org/-USA-Guantanamo-Abu-Ghraib-
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) / USA: http://ccrjustice.org/case-against-rumsfeld

- Universal or extra-territorial jurisdiction

> FIDH documents

FIDH: Une approche par étapes de l’exercice de la CU dans les pays d’Europe de l’Ouest - juin 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Une approche par étapes de l’exercice de la CU dans les pays d’Europe de l’Ouest - juin 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: A Step by Step Approach to the Use of UJ in Western European States - June 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: A Step by Step Approach to the Use of UJ in Western European States - June 2009 [En]



FIDH - Un enfoque paso a paso sobre el ejercicio de la jurisdicción (penal) universal en los países de Europa Occidental - Abril 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH - Un enfoque paso a paso sobre el ejercicio de la jurisdicción (penal) universal en los países de Europa Occidental - Abril 2009 [Esp]



FIDH Position Paper to the UN General Assembly - October 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH Position Paper to the UN General Assembly - October 2009 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS letter to EU and AU on UJ - April 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS letter to EU and AU on UJ - April 2009 [En]



> FIDH-REDRESS documents

FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (6th edition) - February 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (6th edition) - February 2010 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (5th edition) - September 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS Newsletter: Update on International Crimes (5th edition) - September 2009 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS: Fostering a European Approach to Accountability for international crimes - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the EU - April 2007 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS: Fostering a European Approach to Accountability for international crimes - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the EU - April 2007 [En]



FIDH-REDRESS: Encourager une approche européenne en matière de responsabilité face aux crimes internationaux - La compétence extraterritoriale et l’UE – Avril 2007 (Résumé exécutif) [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-REDRESS: Encourager une approche européenne en matière de responsabilité face aux crimes internationaux - La compétence extraterritoriale et l’UE – Avril 2007 (Résumé exécutif) [Fr]



> Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) / USA: http://ccrjustice.org/learn-more/faqs/factsheet%3A-universal-jurisdiction

- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- Redress, Reintegration and Reparation for Victims of Rendition and Unlawful Detention in the ’War on Terror’ A European Perspective, Mars 2009

http://www.redress.org/reports.html
- Redress, Extraditing Genocide Suspects from Europe to Rwanda - Issues and Challenges September 2008 http://www.redress.org/reports.html



PANEL III - Obtaining truth, justice and reparation: complementary systems to criminal justice

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010| 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Venue: Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Erebuni Conference Room
In order to obtain truth, justice and reparation, victims have approached different venues besides the one of criminal justice. The regional human rights protection systems are the clearest example of complementary justice systems.


These systems allow victims to have a determination of the violations suffered and a declaration on the responsibility of the State involved in these violations. Moreover, the decisions of regional human rights protection bodies allow victims and NGOs to go back to their national justice system and demand the implementation of these decisions, that can encompass the obligation for national judicial systems to bring those who bear the responsibility for gross human rights violations to justice. However, these systems are not available in all regions of the world.

Other means of redress have been sought such as the setting up of Truth Commissions and other means of transitional justice. Another tool to foster accountability for those who committed international crimes and obtain justice can be found in the setting up of international missions of inquiry. These missions allow the establishment of facts and responsibilities and are an essential mean to hold perpetrators accountable.


- Moderator : Mr. Diego Morales (CELS / Argentina)

Debaters:
- Ms. Nassera Dutour (CFDA / Algeria)
- Ms. Elsie Monge (President of the Truth Commission in Ecuador, CEDHU / Ecuador)
- Mr. Mabassa Fall (FIDH Representative to the African Union / Senegal)
- Ms. Jacqueline Moudeïna (ATPDH / Chad)
- Mr. David Avetisyan (Judge, Chairman of the Chamber on Criminal Cases of the Court of Cassation, Armenia)
- Mr. Artak Zejnalyan , Representative of the political prisoners and assignees of the victims of March 1, 2008

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Algeria

CFDA-FIDH-autres: Actes Seminaire / Algérie: Pour la vérité, la paix et la conciliation - mars 2007 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CFDA-FIDH-autres: Actes Seminaire / Algérie: Pour la vérité, la paix et la conciliation - mars 2007 [Fr]



CFDA-FIDH-others: Seminar’s Acts / Algeria: For Truth, Peace and Conciliation - March 2007 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CFDA-FIDH-others: Seminar’s Acts / Algeria: For Truth, Peace and Conciliation - March 2007 [En]



- Morocco

FIDH: LA COMMISSION MAROCAINE POUR LA VERITE : UN PREMIER BILAN - octobre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: LA COMMISSION MAROCAINE POUR LA VERITE : UN PREMIER BILAN - octobre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH: Transition politique, histoire et mémoire : réflexions sur l’expérience de la commission marocaine pour la vérité - Octobre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Transition politique, histoire et mémoire : réflexions sur l’expérience de la commission marocaine pour la vérité - Octobre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Fr]



FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Ar] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Ar]



- China

HRIC: China / truth and accountability - February 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
HRIC: China / truth and accountability - February 2010 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- Juan Mendès, "Background Paper for Panel on Regional Organs of Protection", Consultative Conference on international criminal justice, September 2009 [En]:

http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience/papers/session5.pdf

- Cecile Aptel, "Domestic Justice Systems and the Impact of the Rome Statute", Consultative Conference on international criminal justice, September 2009 [En]:

http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience/papers/session7.pdf

- The reform of the European Court of Human Rights and the conference of Interlaken, February 2010:
> http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/EN/Header/The+Court/Reform+of+the+Court/Interlaken+conference/
> http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/affiliated-centres/ehrac/activities-general/interlaken---ecthr-reforms.cfm

- Redress, Rehabilitation As A Form of Reparation Under International Law, December 2009, (English, Espanol, Français, Arabic)http://www.redress.org/reports.html
- Redress, Ending Threats and Reprisals Against Victims of Torture and Related International Crimes- A Call to Action

(English, Espanol, Français, Arabic) December 2009, http://www.redress.org/reports.html



PANEL IV - Justice and the responsibility of non-state actors

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010| 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Venue:Hotel Marriott - Salon: Tigran The Great
One of the important challenges in seeking justice for gross human rights violations is to hold non-state actors accountable. Non-state actors involved in human rights violations include companies and multinationals.


While NGOs’ search for justice for crimes involving companies has mainly been focusing on their civil responsibility, some attempts to expand it to criminal accountability have already taken place. In this regard the scope and applicability of Article 25 of the ICC Statute can be interesting, showing how instrumental such contemporary criminal law can be.

At the same time, the fight of governments against crimes allegedly committed by non-state actors has increasingly become an issue of attention, especially in the framework of governments’ fight against terrorism. The need to fight the abuse of the legal framework and practice of these policies and make them respect international standards for human rights protection is still a current issue in different regions.


- Moderator: Ms. Alice Mogwe (DITSHWANELO / Botswana)

Debaters:
- Ms. Katie Gallagher (CCR / USA)
- Ms. Maria Natividad Hernandez (PAHRA / Philippines)
- Ms. Asma Jahangir (HRCP / Pakistan)
- Mr. Alirio Uribe (CCAJAR / Colombia)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

> Fight against terrorism: http://www.fidh.org/-Terrorism-

FIDH: L’antiterrorisme à l’épreuve des droits de l’Homme - les clefs de la compatibilité - octobre 2005 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: L’antiterrorisme à l’épreuve des droits de l’Homme - les clefs de la compatibilité - octobre 2005 [Fr]



FIDH: Counter-Terrorism Measures and Human Rights, Keys for Compatibility - October 2005 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Counter-Terrorism Measures and Human Rights, Keys for Compatibility - October 2005 [En]



> Corporate accountability: http://www.fidh.org/-Globalization-ESC-Rights-

- Final declaration of the Nairobi seminar, November 2008: http://www.fidh.org/Corporate-accountability-Final-Declaration-our

- FIDH position paper on the frame proposed by John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights, October 2009:

FIDH: Droits de l’Homme et entreprises - Pour la cohérence et le respect des droits de l’Homme - octobre 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Droits de l’Homme et entreprises - Pour la cohérence et le respect des droits de l’Homme - octobre 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: Human Rights and Business - Upholding Human Rights and Ensuring Coherence - October 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Human Rights and Business - Upholding Human Rights and Ensuring Coherence - October 2009 [En]



FIDH: Derechos humanos y empresas: defender los derechos humanos y garantizar la coherencia - octubre 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Derechos humanos y empresas: defender los derechos humanos y garantizar la coherencia - octubre 2009 [Esp]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

> John Ruggie reports, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights

- 2009 Report to the Human Rights Council:

Business and human rights: Towards operationalizing the “protect, respect and remedy” framework" [En], April 2009: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/11session/A.HRC.11.13.pdf

Les entreprises et les droits de l’homme: Vers une traduction opérationnelle du cadre «Protéger, respecter et réparer» [Fr]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Rapport-Ruggie-Conseil-Droits-de-lHomme-22-avr-2009.pdf

La empresa y los derechos humanos: La puesta en práctica del marco "proteger, respetar y remediar" [Esp]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Reporte-Ruggie-a-Consejo-DDHH-ONU-22-abr-2009.doc

- 2008 Report to the Human Rights Council:

"Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights" [En]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Ruggie-report-7-Apr-2008.pdf

"Protéger, respecter et réparer: un cadre pour les entreprises et les droits de l’homme" [Fr]: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G08/128/62/PDF/G0812862.pdf?OpenElement

"Proteger, respetar y remediar: un marco para las actividades empresariales y los derechos humanos" [Esp]: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G08/128/64/PDF/G0812864.pdf?OpenElement

> Oxford Report, "Obstacles to justice and redress for victims of corporate human rights abuse", November 2008 [En]: http://www2.law.ox.ac.uk/opbp/Oxford-Pro-Bono-Publico-submission-to-Ruggie-3-Nov-2008.pdf

> Guidelines of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [En]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/36/1922428.pdf

Principes Directeurs de l’OCDE à l’intention des entreprises multinationales [Fr]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/39/1922470.pdf

LÍNEAS DIRECTRICES DE LA OCDE PARA EMPRESAS MULTINACIONALES [Esp]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/21/20/16975360.pdf

> Tripartite Declaration of the International Labor Office (ILO)

Déclaration de principes tripartite sur les entreprises multinationales et la politique sociale (Fr]: http://www.ilo.org/public/french/employment/multi/download/french.pdf

Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy [En]: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/multi/download/english.pdf

Declaracion tripartita de principios sobre las empresas multinationales y la politica social [Esp]: http://www.ilo.org/public/libdoc/ilo/2006/106B09_303_span.pdf


Workshop E - The role of regional human rights protection systems in the reinforcement of national justice

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 3:45 - 5:45 pm |Venue : Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Erebuni Conference Room
Case study: Chechnya (European Court of Human Rights - ECHR) and Peru (Inter-American Court of Human Rights - IACtHR)


The case law and jurisprudence of the regional human rights protection systems is very rich, in particular explaining the content of the rights to an effective remedy. Moreover, these decisions have had a good impact in improving the functioning of national justice systems through their recommendations, leading for example to the reform of national justice institutions, laws and practices.

Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has issued numerous important and progressive decisions on the situation in Chechnya. Russian NGOs referred the situation in Chechnya to the ECHR after trying, without success, to trigger domestic courts. Although they are facing difficulties in the implementation of these decisions, participants will use them to discuss the strategies for the implementation of decisions and the impact that these decisions can have in improving the access of victims to justice.

The case of Peru will serve as an example to show how the Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection has examined the issue of an effective remedy. It will highlight in particular the positive effect that it has had over the years in Latin-America to foster national proceedings after periods of military dictatorships and to overcome legal obstacles such as the adoption of amnesty laws for international crimes in transition periods.


- Case Study: Chechnya (ECHR): Ms. Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya (HRC “Memorial” / Russia) and Mr. Kirill Koroteev (FIDH Mission delegate / Russia) ; and Peru (ICtHR): Ms. Gloria Cano (APRODEH / Peru)
- Facilitator: Mr. Juan-Carlos Capurro (FIDH Vice-President / Argentina)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Anne Le Huérou (FIDH Mission delegate / France)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Chechnya / Russia

FIDH: La torture en Tchétchénie : la “normalisation
FIDH: La torture en Tchétchénie : la “normalisation" du cauchemar - novembre 2006 [Fr]



Пытки в Чечне: «стабилизация» кошмара - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
Пытки в Чечне: «стабилизация» кошмара



FIDH: Russie: Les droits de l’Homme méprisés, leurs défenseurs en péril - janvier 2010 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Russie: Les droits de l’Homme méprisés, leurs défenseurs en péril - janvier 2010 [Fr]



FIDH: Russia: Human rights in danger, defenders at risk - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Russia: Human rights in danger, defenders at risk - January 2010 [En]



FIDH: Russie, hiver 2008 : coup de froid sur les droits de l’Homme - janvier 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Russie, hiver 2008 : coup de froid sur les droits de l’Homme - janvier 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: Russia, Winter 2008: Human Rights in a Deep Freeze - January 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Russia, Winter 2008: Human Rights in a Deep Freeze - January 2009 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- Chechnya / Russia before the European Court of Human Rights [En]:

> Enforcement of Chechen judgments: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/affiliated-centres/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/chechnya---echr-litigation-and-enforcement/enforcement-of-chechen-judgments.cfm

> Enforcement of other ECHR judgments: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/affiliated-centres/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/enforcement-of-other-echr-judgments.cfm

- Juan Mendès, "Background Paper for Panel on Regional Organs of Protection", Consultative Conference on international criminal justice, September 2009 [En]:

http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience/papers/session5.pdf



Workshop F – The establishment of the truth: a strategic issue

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 3:45 - 5:45 pm | Venue: Erebuni Plaza Business Center - Suite 902
Case study: Burma and Kenya


The need to establish the truth is a key element in the search for justice and therefore implies big challenges, including the establishment of the facts (eg. Algeria, Sri Lanka, Burma). Different countries have experienced the setting up of truth commissions as a way to establish the facts after a period of armed conflict or in a transition to democracy. Other means of establishing the truth were the setting up of international missions of inquiry (eg. Sudan, Kenya, Chad, Gaza and others) with the participation of international experts. A common element of these commissions is that they have recommended the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for human rights violations. The establishment of the truth also plays a key role for certain human rights violations and international crimes and in particular enforced disappearances. In this context, the recent adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the need to have it enforced will be addressed.

An international mission of inquiry in Kenya led to the establishment of truth and facts and recommendations on best ways to effectively investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators of the crimes committed. FIDH has been campaigning for the establishment of an international and independent mission of inquiry in Burma, which would pave the way for future criminal investigations and prosecutions of alleged perpetrators of crimes committed.


- Case study: Burma: Ms. Debbie Stothard (Altsean-Burma/Burma) and Kenya: Ms. L. Muthoni Wanyeki (KHRC / Kenya)
- Facilitator: Mr. Zoran Pusic (CCHR / Croatia)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Khadija Cherif (ATFD / Tunisia)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Burma: http://www.fidh.org/-Burma-?id_mot=26

FIDH-ALTSEAN-BLC: International crimes committed in Burma: the urgent need for a Commission of Inquiry - August 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-ALTSEAN-BLC: International crimes committed in Burma: the urgent need for a Commission of Inquiry - August 2009 [En]



- Kenya: http://www.fidh.org/-Kenya,260-?id_mot=26

- Algeria

CFDA-FIDH-autres: Actes Seminaire / Algérie: Pour la vérité, la paix et la conciliation - mars 2007 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CFDA-FIDH-autres: Actes Seminaire / Algérie: Pour la vérité, la paix et la conciliation - mars 2007 [Fr]



CFDA-FIDH-others: Seminar’s Acts / Algeria: For Truth, Peace and Conciliation - March 2007 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
CFDA-FIDH-others: Seminar’s Acts / Algeria: For Truth, Peace and Conciliation - March 2007 [En]



- Morocco

FIDH: LA COMMISSION MAROCAINE POUR LA VERITE : UN PREMIER BILAN - octobre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: LA COMMISSION MAROCAINE POUR LA VERITE : UN PREMIER BILAN - octobre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH: Transition politique, histoire et mémoire : réflexions sur l’expérience de la commission marocaine pour la vérité - Octobre 2006 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Transition politique, histoire et mémoire : réflexions sur l’expérience de la commission marocaine pour la vérité - Octobre 2006 [Fr]



FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Fr]



FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Ar] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-AMDH-FVJ-OMDH: Maroc: Lutte contre l’impunité, Instance Équité et Réconciliation et Cour pénale internationale - Septembre 2005 [Ar]



- Guinea: http://www.fidh.org/Crise-en-Guinee

- Israel / OPT and Gaza

FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Israel & OPT / Operation Cast Lead, One Year After: Accountability, a Key Challenge for Peace - December 2009 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

- Israel / OPT and Gaza

United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Richard Goldstone: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/specialsession/9/FactFindingMission.htm

- Guinea

Report of the international commission of inquiry: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refworld/rwmain/opendocpdf.pdf?reldoc=y&docid=4b4f4a902


Workshop G - Respect of Human Rights in the fight against terrorism

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 3:45 - 5:45 pm | Venue: Hotel Marriott - Salon: Tigran The Great
Case study: The human rights challenges in the cases of Yemen, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and China


While respect for human rights in the framework of the fight against terrorism remains a major challenge for FIDH and its member organisations, the current context illustrates that there are other obstacles that have to be addressed and integrated into future strategies. After the clear disrespect of human rights and international law by the Bush Administration, the inauguration of Obama to the US presidency represents a fresh opportunity to change the approach and practices in the fight against terrorism. However, Obama has decided to send new troops to Afghanistan.

The case of Abu Ghraib and its proxy centres in Afghanistan will show the challenges in addressing the fight against terrorism, and will help to enrich the discussion on new elements that must be envisaged in future strategies. The case of Pakistan will also serve as an example of the current challenges in the fight against terrorism. First, which type of accountability do we want to reach. And secondly, how to reinforce our work to reach a more effective respect of human rights, including alliances with groups other than human rights. While the respect of human rights will be the main focus of the workshop, the need to address the accountability of actors who commit acts of terrorism will be also addressed.

The case of Uzbekistan is of particular concern due to the high level of repression and violence, but at the same time, is representative of the current situation in the region where the fight against terrorism is more and more often used as an excused for harsh political repression. In Uzbekistan where the majority of population is Muslim, believers are accused of extremism and hundreds of people are persecuted every year and their basic human rights violated.

The case of China is relevant as in the framework of the Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism and Extremis, China among the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, is engaged in conducting multilateral cooperation on these issues. China´s invocation of a “war on terror” and separatist, extremist, or terrorist labels raise serious concerns regarding protections for ensuring an appropriate balance between national security and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms under international norms and standards.


- Case study: Human rights challenges from the situation in Yemen, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and China: Ms Amal Basha (SAF/ Yemen), representative of FIDH member organisation in Uzbekistan and Ms Sharon Hom (HRIC/China)
- Facilitator: Mr. Luis Guillermo Perez (FIDH Secretary General / Colombia)
- Rapporteur: Mr. Dan Van Raemdonck (FIDH Vice-President / Belgium)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Fight against terrorism: http://www.fidh.org/-Terrorism-

FIDH: L’antiterrorisme à l’épreuve des droits de l’Homme - les clefs de la compatibilité - octobre 2005 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: L’antiterrorisme à l’épreuve des droits de l’Homme - les clefs de la compatibilité - octobre 2005 [Fr]



FIDH: Counter-Terrorism Measures and Human Rights, Keys for Compatibility - October 2005 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Counter-Terrorism Measures and Human Rights, Keys for Compatibility - October 2005 [En]



- Yemen

FIDH-SAF-HOOD: In the name of national security; human rights violations in Yemen - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-SAF-HOOD: In the name of national security; human rights violations in Yemen - January 2010 [En]



- Russia

FIDH-CAC: Russie: Une société sous contrôle - juillet 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russie: Une société sous contrôle - juillet 2009 [Fr]



FIDH-CAC: Russian Society under Control - July 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russian Society under Control - July 2009 [En]



FIDH-CAC: Russia: Российкое общество под контролем - July 2009 [Rus] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-CAC: Russia: Российкое общество под контролем - July 2009 [Rus]



- Egypt

FIDH: Egypt: Counter-terrorism against the background of an endless state of emergency - January 2010 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Egypt: Counter-terrorism against the background of an endless state of emergency - January 2010 [En]



FIDH : Egypt : Counter-terrorism against the background of an endless state of emergency - January 2010 [AR] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH : Egypt : Counter-terrorism against the background of an endless state of emergency - January 2010 [AR]



- Pakistan

FIDH: Pakistan / Une longue marche pour la démocratie et l’Etat de droit - janvier 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Pakistan / Une longue marche pour la démocratie et l’Etat de droit - janvier 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: Pakistan / A long march for democracy and the rule of law - January 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Pakistan / A long march for democracy and the rule of law - January 2009 [En]



- Philippines

FIDH: Terrorism and Human Rights in the Philippines: Fighting Terror or Terrorizing? - April 2008 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Terrorism and Human Rights in the Philippines: Fighting Terror or Terrorizing? - April 2008 [En]


Publication of an International Fact-finding Mission Report


- Relevant documents by partner organisations



Workshop H – Accountability of multinationals: the need for common strategies

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 April 2010 | 3:45 - 5:45 pm | Venue: Hotel Marriott - Salon: Queen Erato
FIDH and its member organisations have explored venues and shared lessons learned to increase multinationals’ accountability. Two seminars have been held, one in Nairobi, Kenya in 2008, and other in Bogota, Colombia in 2009.


Each of these seminars addressed the main challenges faced by victims, lawyers and NGOs. Both recalled the importance of adopting a victim oriented approach in the conduct of activities, reaffirmed the need for enhanced coordination at the national and international levels and the need to hold multinationals accountable (ie. by using Article 25 of the ICC Statute, the extra-territorial obligations of judges from countries of multinationals’ headquarters, by updating the OECD guidelines to the attention of multinationals, or addressing the project of an economical and environmental international court). The conclusions of these seminars can serve as a basis to guide the discussions of this workshop with the idea to share experiences and lessons learned in leading advocacy activities with states and multinationals and in bringing cases in order to draw common legal and political strategies.

- Presentation of the discussions and conclusions of the Nairobi and Bogota seminars: Mr. Alirio Uribe (CCAJAR / Colombia)
- Facilitator: Ms. Katie Gallagher (CCR / USA)
- Rapporteur: Ms. Kek Galabru (LICADHO / Cambodia)

- Relevant documents by FIDH and member organisations

- Final declaration of the Nairobi seminar, November 2008: http://www.fidh.org/Corporate-accountability-Final-Declaration-our

- Seminar in Bogota, November 2009, "Transnational corporations and human rights: litigation from a victims perspective" [Esp]: http://www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository/853308/link_page_view

- FIDH position paper on the frame proposed by John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights, October 2009:

FIDH: Droits de l’Homme et entreprises - Pour la cohérence et le respect des droits de l’Homme - octobre 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Droits de l’Homme et entreprises - Pour la cohérence et le respect des droits de l’Homme - octobre 2009 [Fr]



FIDH: Human Rights and Business - Upholding Human Rights and Ensuring Coherence - October 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Human Rights and Business - Upholding Human Rights and Ensuring Coherence - October 2009 [En]



FIDH: Derechos humanos y empresas: defender los derechos humanos y garantizar la coherencia - octubre 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH: Derechos humanos y empresas: defender los derechos humanos y garantizar la coherencia - octubre 2009 [Esp]



- TOTAL in Burma: http://www.fidh.org/-TOTAL-in-Burma-

FIDH et Collectif: Total pollue la démocratie - stoppons le TOTALitarisme en Birmanie - juillet 2005 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH et Collectif: Total pollue la démocratie - stoppons le TOTALitarisme en Birmanie - juillet 2005 [Fr]



FIDH and Collective: Total pollutes democracy - stop TOTALitarianism in Burma - July 2005 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH and Collective: Total pollutes democracy - stop TOTALitarianism in Burma - July 2005 [En]



- Relevant documents by partner organisations

> John Ruggie reports, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights

- 2009 Report to the Human Rights Council:

Business and human rights: Towards operationalizing the “protect, respect and remedy” framework" [En], April 2009: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/11session/A.HRC.11.13.pdf

Les entreprises et les droits de l’homme: Vers une traduction opérationnelle du cadre «Protéger, respecter et réparer» [Fr]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Rapport-Ruggie-Conseil-Droits-de-lHomme-22-avr-2009.pdf

La empresa y los derechos humanos: La puesta en práctica del marco "proteger, respetar y remediar" [Esp]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Reporte-Ruggie-a-Consejo-DDHH-ONU-22-abr-2009.doc

- 2008 Report to the Human Rights Council:

"Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights" [En]: http://www.reports-and-materials.org/Ruggie-report-7-Apr-2008.pdf

"Protéger, respecter et réparer: un cadre pour les entreprises et les droits de l’homme" [Fr]: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G08/128/62/PDF/G0812862.pdf?OpenElement

"Proteger, respetar y remediar: un marco para las actividades empresariales y los derechos humanos" [Esp]: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G08/128/64/PDF/G0812864.pdf?OpenElement

> Oxford Report, "Obstacles to justice and redress for victims of corporate human rights abuse", November 2008 [En]: http://www2.law.ox.ac.uk/opbp/Oxford-Pro-Bono-Publico-submission-to-Ruggie-3-Nov-2008.pdf

> Guidelines of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [En]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/36/1922428.pdf

Principes Directeurs de l’OCDE à l’intention des entreprises multinationales [Fr]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/39/1922470.pdf

LÍNEAS DIRECTRICES DE LA OCDE PARA EMPRESAS MULTINACIONALES [Esp]: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/21/20/16975360.pdf

> Tripartite Declaration of the International Labor Office (ILO)

Déclaration de principes tripartite sur les entreprises multinationales et la politique sociale (Fr]: http://www.ilo.org/public/french/employment/multi/download/french.pdf

Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy [En]: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/multi/download/english.pdf

Declaracion tripartita de principios sobre las empresas multinationales y la politica social [Esp]: http://www.ilo.org/public/libdoc/ilo/2006/106B09_303_span.pdf



Day 3: Thursday, 8 April 2010 - PLENARY

Day 3: Thursday, 8 April 2010 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Venue : Hotel Marriott - Hall: Tigran The Great


8:30 am Registration

9:00 – 10:15 am Plenary session: reports from the workshops

Moderator : Mr. Karim Lahidji (FIDH Vice-President / Iran)

A) Triggering national justice

B) Measuring the capacity and the willingness of national justice systems

C) The needed involvement of victims: between participation and other ways for victims to contribute to justice

D) Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

10:15 - 10:40 am Testimonies: filling the protection gap for human rights defenders fighting impunity - Mr. Amir Suleiman (ACJPS / Sudan) et Ms. Vilma Nuñez (FIDH Vice-President, CENIDH / Nicaragua)

- Annual Report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders 2009: http://www.fidh.org/Steadfast-in-protest,6686

FIDH-OMCT: Dossier de presse du Rapport annuel de l’Observatoire 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-OMCT: Dossier de presse du Rapport annuel de l’Observatoire 2009 [Fr]



FIDH-OMCT: Media Kit of the Observatory Annual Report 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-OMCT: Media Kit of the Observatory Annual Report 2009 [En]



FIDH-OMCT: Archivo de prensa del Informe annual del Observatorio 2009 [Esp] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-OMCT: Archivo de prensa del Informe annual del Observatorio 2009 [Esp]



FIDH-OMCT: Annual Report of the Observatory 2009 [Ar] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-OMCT: Annual Report of the Observatory 2009 [Ar]



FIDH-OMCT: Annual Report of the Observatory 2009 [Rus] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
FIDH-OMCT: Annual Report of the Observatory 2009 [Rus]



- Annual Report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders 2007: http://www.fidh.org/Steadfast-in-protest

- Paper of the Victims Rights Working Group before the ICC on intermediaries

VRWG: Role des intermediaires CPI - fevrier 2009 [Fr] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
VRWG: Role des intermediaires CPI - fevrier 2009 [Fr]



VRWG: Role of intermediaries ICC - February 2009 [En] - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement
VRWG: Role of intermediaries ICC - February 2009 [En]



10:40 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Plenary session: reports from the workshops

Moderator : Ms. Fatimata Mbaye (FIDH Vice-President, AMDH / Mauritania)

E) The role of regional human rights protection systems in the reinforcement of national justice

F) The establishment of the truth: a strategic issue

G) Respect of Human Rights in the fight against terrorism

H) Accountability of multinationals: the need for common strategies

12:15 – 12:30 pm Conclusion

Mr. Ales Bialiatski (FIDH Vice-President, HRC “Viasna” / Belarus)
Last Update 31 May 2013

Acknowledgment

In collaboration with the Civil Society Institute (CSI), FIDH member organisation in Armenia

With the support of:
- the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
- the Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Yerevan, Armenia
- the European Union
- the Council of Europe
- the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
- the Ford Foundation (Chile, Brazil)
- the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- the Foundation For the Future

In cooperation with:
- the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
- the Harvard University (Hauser Center)
- the International Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)
- Internet-agency Caucasian Knot - www.caucasianknot.info

Speakers


Mr. AVETISYAN David, Judge, Chairman of the Chamber on criminal cases of the Court of Cassation, Armenia

Mr. BA Amady, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Ms BASHA Amal, Chairperson of Sisters Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Mr. BAUDOUIN Patrick, FIDH Honorary President

Ms. BELHASSEN Souhayr, FIDH President
type="image/jpeg" title="Florence Bellivier - France">Florence Bellivier - France {JPEG}Florence Bellivier - France Ms. BELLIVIER Florence, FIDH Secretary General
type="image/jpeg" title="Aliaksandr Bialiatski - Belarus">Aliaksandr Bialiatski - Belarus {JPEG}Aliaksandr Bialiatski - Belarus Mr. BIALIATSKI Ales, FIDH Vice-President

Mr. BOUKA Roger, President of the Observatoire congolais pour les droits de l’Homme (OCDH)

Ms. CHERIF Khadija, Association tunisienne des femmes démocrates (ATFD)

Ms. CANO Gloria, Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)
type="image/jpeg" title="Juan Carlos Capurro - Argentina">Juan Carlos Capurro - Argentina {JPEG}Juan Carlos Capurro - Argentina Mr. CAPURRO Juan-Carlos, FIDH Vice-President

Mr. DANIELYAN Arman, President, Civil Society Institute

Mr. DANIELYAN Gevorg, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia

Mr. DIOUF Abdou, General Secretary of La Francophonie

Ms. DUTOUR Nassera, Collectif des Familles de Disparus en Algérie (CFDA)

Ms. EBADI Shirin, Human rights advocate and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
type="image/jpeg" title="Driss El Yazami - Maroc">Driss El Yazami - Maroc {JPEG}Driss El Yazami - Maroc Mr. EL YAZAMI Driss, FIDH General Secretary

Mr. FALL Mabassa, FIDH Representative to the African Union (AU)

Ms. FERSTMAN Carla, Director of REDRESS Trust

Mr. FUELE Stefan, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, European Commission

Ms. GALABRU Kek, President of the Ligue cambodgienne pour les droits de l’Homme (LICADHO)

Ms. GALLAGHER Katie, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
type="image/jpeg" title="Sorraya Gutierez Arguello - Colombia">Sorraya Gutierez Arguello - Colombia {JPEG}Sorraya Gutierez Arguello - Colombia Ms. GUTIEREZ ARGUELLO Soraya, FIDH Vice-President, President of the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR)

Mr. HARUTYUNYAN Gagik, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

Ms. HERNANDEZ Maria Natividad, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)

Ms HOM Sharon, Human Rights in China

Mr. JABAREEN Hassan, Director of ADALAH

Ms. JAHANGIR Asma, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Ms. JAHANGIRI Guissou, Armanshahr / Open Asia

Mr. KABA Sidiki, FIDH Honorary President

Mr. KAPINOS Sergey, Head of the office of the OSCE in Yerevan, Armenia

Mr. KIRAKOSYAN Artak, Chairman of the Board of the Civil Society Institute (CSI)
type="image/gif" title="Dismas Kitenge Senga - RDC">Dismas Kitenge Senga - RDC {GIF}Dismas Kitenge Senga - RDC Mr. KITENGE Dismas, FIDH Vice-President, President of Groupe Lotus

Mr. KOROTEEV Kirill, Mission delegate of FIDH

Ms. KOUROS Kristiina, Secretary General of the Finnish League for Human Rights (FLHR)
type="image/jpeg" title="Karim LAHIDJI - Iran">Karim LAHIDJI - Iran {JPEG}Karim LAHIDJI - Iran Mr. LAHIDJI Karim, FIDH Vice-President, President of the Ligue iranienne de défense des droits de l’Homme (LDDHI)

Mr. LANA Anton Giulio, Unione Forense per la tutela dei diritti dell’uomo

Ms. LE HUEROU Anne, FIDH Mission delegate

Mr. LENARCIC Janez, Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
type="image/jpeg" title="Fatimata Mbaye - Mauritanie">Fatimata Mbaye - Mauritanie {JPEG}Fatimata Mbaye - Mauritanie Ms. MBAYE Fatimata, FIDH Vice-President, President of the Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme (AMDH)
Mr. MEDANI Amin M., Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SHRM)

Mr. MENUCHIN Ishai, Director of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)

Ms. MOGWE Alice, Director of DITSHWANELO

Ms MONGE Elsie, President of the Truth Commission in Ecuador, Comisión ecumenica de derechos humanos (CEDHU)

Mr. MORALES Diego, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

Mr. MORENO OCAMPO Luis, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Ms. MOUDEÏNA Jacqueline, Director of the Association tchadienne pour la promotion et la défense des droits de l’Homme (ATPDH)

Mr. NANUASHVILI Ucha, Head of the Human Rights Center (HRIDC)

Ms. NUÑEZ Vilma, FIDH Vice-President, President of the Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos (CENIDH)

Mr. OLLÉ Manuel, President of Asociación pro derechos humanos de España (APDHE)
type="image/jpeg">JPEG Ms. PENA Mariana, FIDH delegate to the International Criminal Court (ICC)
type="image/jpeg" title="Luis Guillermo Perez - Colombia ">Luis Guillermo Perez - Colombia {JPEG}Luis Guillermo Perez - Colombia Secrétaires généraux Mr. PEREZ Luis-Guillermo, FIDH Secretary General

Mr. PUSIC Zoran, Civic Committee for Human Rights

Mr. SOBERON Francisco, Director of Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)

Ms. SOKIRYANSKAYA Ekaterina, Human Rights Center "Memorial"
type="image/jpeg" title="Raji Sourani - Palestine">Raji Sourani - Palestine {JPEG}Raji Sourani - Palestine Mr. SOURANI Raji, FIDH Vice-President, President of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)

Ms. STOTHARD Debbie, Altsean-Burma

M. SULEIMAN Amir, African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS)

Mr. THUN Saray, President of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)

Ms. TULKENS Françoise, Judge of European Court of Human Rights
type="image/jpeg" title="Arnold Tsunga - Zimbabwe">Arnold Tsunga - Zimbabwe {JPEG}Arnold Tsunga - Zimbabwe Mr. TSUNGA Arnold, FIDH Vice President, President of the Human Rights Association (Zimrights)

Mr. URIBE Alirio, Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR)
type="image/jpeg" title="Dan Van Raemdonck - Belgique">Dan Van Raemdonck - Belgique {JPEG}Dan Van Raemdonck - Belgique Mr. VAN RAEMDONCK Dan, FIDH Vice-President

Ms. VEGA Paulina, President of the Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos A.C. (CMDPDH)

Ms. WANYEKI L. Muthoni, Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)

Mr. ZEYNALOV Eldar, Human Rights Centre of Azerbaijan
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