We have the pleasure of inviting you to the roundtable “Can CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) advance LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) rights?”
on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 18:30 2017 at Uni Dufour, Rue du Géneral-Dufour 24, Room U300.
10 years after the Yogyakarta Principles and one year after the appointment of the first ever UN expert on sexual orientation and gender, how are LGBTI rights protected internationally?
Join us for a panel discussion organised by the University of Geneva, Equal Opportunities Office, la Ville de Genève – Service Agenda 21 Ville durable, and the Swiss institute for feminist legal studies and gender law FRI.
The roundtable will be introduced by Sandrine Salerno, Vice-Mayor in charge of Gender Equality and LGBTI issues for the City of Geneva. Inputs and speeches will be given by Marjolein van den Brink, Professor at Utrecht Law School, Ratna Kapur, Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London, and André du Plessis, Head of UN Programme and Advocacy of the International LGBTI Association (ILGA). The presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Michelle Cottier, Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
The discussion will be followed by an aperitif, offered by the City of Geneva. It is organised in the context of the Geneva Summer School on Human Rights, Gender and Alterity.
Please find the programme attached to this email. For more information, visit http://www.unige.ch/rectorat/egalite/evenement/actualites/can-cedaw-advance-lgbti-rights/.
We would be delighted to see you at this event !
With warmest regards,
Geneva Summer School on Human Rights, Gender and Alterity.
Swiss institute for feminist legal studies and gender law FRI
Ville de Genève – Service Agenda 21 Ville durable
University of Geneva, Equal Opportunities Office