Expert Meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions

Portrait of Agnes Callamard Portrait of Agnes Callamard

24 April 2017

When and why are women killed because they are women and men because they are men? What is the particular threat and risk to the LGBTI community and how to address multiple discrimination?

Jointly with the UN Special Rapporteur (SR) on Extrajudicial Executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Geneva Academy organized on 30 March 2017 an Expert Meeting on a ‘Gender Sensitive Approach to Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings’.

This meeting served to inform the first report of the SR to the Human Rights Council to be presented in June this year. It brought together academics, civil society representatives and practitioners and aimed at reviewing the SR’s preliminary findings and recommendations, particularly with regard to a conceptual and normative approach to a gender sensitive approach to extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, the scope of violations that ought to be considered and the accountability and prevention implications.

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