24th APF Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference
الجرافيك A group of smiling children, India
The APF Biennial Conference examined the role of NHRIs to counter hate, prejudice and discrimination.
In the wake of violent attacks that have rocked the Asia Pacific this year, the 2019 APF Biennial Conference explored the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to counter hate and discrimination.
Representatives from NHRIs, civil society organisations, government and international agencies in the region contributed to panel discussions examining:
- Good practice responses to hate and discrimination by NHRIs
- Building partnerships and cooperation to counter hate and discrimination
- Measures to be taken to prevent hate and discrimination in all parts of society.
The Conference, held in Seoul on 5 September 2019, was hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.
The 24th APF Annual Meeting was held on 3-4 September 2019, in the lead up to the Conference.
In addition to presentations from the APF's 25 member institutions, the Annual Meeting included an interactive dialogue with representatives from the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI).
Annual General Meeting: Papers
Annual General Meeting: Final Report
Member presentation: Afghanistan
Member presentation: Australia
Member presentation: Bangladesh
Member presentation: Indonesia
Member presentation: Kazakhstan
Member presentation: Kyrgyz Republic
Member presentation: Palestine
Member presentation: Philippines
Member presentation: Sri Lanka
Member presentation: Timor Leste
APF Biennial Conference
Welcome address by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presentation by Young-sook Cho, International Solidarity Center
Presentation by Kyung-seo Park, Korean National Red Cross
Presentation by Chinsung Chung, Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Presentation by Joëlle Hivonnet, EU Delegation
Presentation by Sakuntala Kadirgamar, Law and Society Trust
Presentation on the Role and Function of the NHRCK
Presentation on the NHRCK Strategic Plan to Combat Hate Speech
Presentation by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar
Presentation by the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM)
Presentation by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
Closing Remarks by APF Chairperson Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher
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