Compromised Space : UNPO To Co-Host Event on Third Country Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders in Europe
On 9 November 2021 at 2pm CET, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization will be co-organizing with MEPs an event in the European Parliament presenting our report on third country reprisals against human rights defenders in Europe. With growing threats from China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan on European soil, UNPO wants greater action taken against their reprisals on minority rights diasporas in Europe. Our report can be found here.
Event information :
Format : Webinar, with Presentation of report and testimonies
Date : Tueday, November 9
Time : 14.00 CET
Stream link : https://youtu.be/_WPgpYCuNrI
Event description :
UNPO has been working hard to expose the difficulties activists for self-determination and minority rights face due to reprisals by state actors. These can range from intimidation and threats to murder. As part of our broad Compromised Spaces campaign we wanted
Schedule and Panelists :
Moderator : Shima Silavi, Program Officer, UNPO
Hosts as MEPs : Jordi Sole MEP, Heidi Hautala MEP, Ignazio Castaldo MEP, David Lega MEP.
14.00 Opening Remarks
14.20-14.40 Presenting the Report : “Compromised Space: Foreign State Reprisals against Unrepresented Diplomats in Europe” Shima Silavi.
14:40 - 14:55 Ahwazi Arab Witness – Iran. Hawra Nissi, Daughter of Ahmad Mola Nissi, an Ahwazi Arab political activist who was shot dead in front of his home in the Hague in 2017
14:50 - 15:10 Uyghur Witness – China, Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress
15:10 - 15:25 Crimean Tatar Witness- Russia. Ayla Bakkalli, Representative of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, Mejlis of Crimean Tatars People – UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
15: 25 - 15:40 Expert - Oxford University Dr. Fiona McConnell, Associate Professor in Human Geography. Fellow and Tutor at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Geography in 2019.