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Book launch: Human rights and the universal periodic review - rituals and ritualism

24th August 2015

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Emma has a law/arts degree from Monash University and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

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As we move towards the end of the second cycle of the UPR, it is clear that States and civil society can play complementary roles at every stage of the UPR process and must do so if progress is to be made.

ISHR, UPR Info and the permanent missions of Australia, Paraguay and Namibia are pleased to invite youto a discussion on the opportunities for and benefits of collaboration and cooperation between States and cMI society in the UPR process.

Marking the launch of the new book Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review: Rituals and Ritualism, edited by Professor Hilary Charlesworth and Dr Emma Larking, and a comprehensive guide by UPR Info onthe role of “Recommending States”, this discusison will also provide an opportunity to identify challenges to effective NGO participation and collaborationwith States and to consider possible solutions.


  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth,Editor,Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review: Rituals and Ritualism
  • H.E.Mr Juan EstebanAguirre Martinez,Permanent Representative of Paraguay
  • Ms Shah17ad Tadjbakhsh, Chief, UPR Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr Miloon Kothari,President, UPR Info


  • H.E. Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative of Australia

A light lunch will be served following the panel discussion.

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