A Webinar Series: Debating Challenges for Minority Protection

A Webinar Series: Debating Challenges for Minority Protection
Date
9 July 2020, 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
ONLINE
Description

Esther Ojulari, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London (UK/Colombia)

Paul Simo, Centre for Law & Public Policy (Cameroon)

Dan Hkung Awng Nbyen, Kachinland College (Myanmar)

Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Moderator: Corinne Lennox, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London (UK)

Webinar 3: The interrelationship between conflicts: minority rights and the promotion of inclusiveness and stability

Most violent conflicts today are intrastate and involve minorities. While each situation is unique and complex, there is one common thread: grievances around claims of inequality, exclusion, and feelings of injustice.  According to a 2017 joint UN-World Bank study, these are prime contexts for conflicts, since grievances ‘may become politicized and risk tipping into violence.’ Addressing the human rights concerns of minorities such as the issue of discrimination is central to targeting the root causes of ‘inequality, exclusion and feelings of injustice’ in order to strengthen inclusiveness and stability, and contribute to the prevention of conflicts. This seminar will examine three country case studies of major conflicts affecting minorities, alongside reflections from the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, whose mandate focuses on conflict prevention and resolution.

For further information and to register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MrW_1MWQTVmKBDViyM5jAw

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Contact

Sean Waller
s.waller@tomlantosinstitute.hu
020 7862 8871