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EVENT: The Expendable and Targeted Communities: Religious or Belief Minorities at Risk

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The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations invite you to two side events to the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council on:

The Expendable and Targeted Communities: Religious or Belief Minorities at Risk

Religious or belief minorities are often seen as the expendable communities. However, in certain cases, religious or belief minorities are specifically targeted because of their identity, and targeted for annihilation. From the Yazidis, Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq, targeted by Daesh, to the Rohingya Muslims targeted by the Burmese military in Rakhine State, Myanmar. From the Uyghur Muslims in China to Christians targeted by Boko Haram in Nigeria or the Hazara Shia’s in Afghanistan. The targeting of religious or belief minorities requires comprehensive responses, including with domestic and multilateral approaches. The speakers will discuss the situation of various targeted communities, the responses taken to date and those urgently needed.

Session Two on the UN Special Rapporteur’s new report on conflict and instability and the situation of religious minorities in Iraq and Myanmar

1:00-2:00 PM CET on 15 March 2022 (Online)

Speaker include:

Professor Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Fiona Bruce MP, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on FoRB, UK

Pari Ibrahim, Free Yezidi Foundation

Wai Wai Nu, Burmese human rights advocate

The sessions will be moderated by Dr Ewelina U Ochab, IBAHRI programme lawyer.

The link to the session will be sent 1 h before the event. Alternatively, click here.

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