Invitation: launch of the United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons and Related Equipment in Law Enforcement

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You are cordially invited by the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in collaboration with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva to the launch of the United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons and Related Equipment in Law Enforcement.

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Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Venue: Treaty Bodies Main Meeting Room, Ground Floor,Palais Wilson, Geneva

A group of experts – academics, representatives of UN agencies and other international organizations, UN special procedures mandate-holders, members of UN treaty bodies, law enforcement officials, experts in police oversight, and representatives of NGOs, civil society and manufacturers – helped to draft the Guidance, in collaboration with the OHCHR. Expert meetings were held in Cambridge, Geneva, and Pretoria. The Guidance is designed to build upon existing standards such as the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials.

Welcome and Moderation

Introduction

Panelists

Lunch

There will be a light lunch at the foyer of the Palais Wilson from 12:30.

Location

Treaty Bodies Main Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Pâquis, Geneva

Public Transport

Bus No.1 and No. 25, stops: Gautier or Châteaubriant

Tram 15, stop: Butini

Access for people with disabilities

Palais Wilson is accessible to persons with disabilities.