Panel 1: Protection for Human Rights Defenders: The International HRD Protection Framework and National Measures
Chair: Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (5 mins)
1. Jivka Petkova, Gender Advisor on Human Rights and Democracy, European External Action Service. “Protecting and supporting WHRDs through the EU.”
2. Dolores Infante, Assistant to the UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs. "An overview of the work of the Special Rapporteur’s office on addressing risks faced by WHRDs."
3. Kathryn Lockett, Advisor, Violence Against Women and Girls, Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department, DFID. "DFID's work on tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: the role of WHRDs".
4. Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Head of Human Rights and Democracy Department, FCO. "The UK’s use of the EU human rights guidelines overseas to support human rights defenders."