Natasa Kandic to Speak at the Inaugural Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Ms Natasa Kandic, Humanitarian Law Center’s Executive Director, has been invited to speak at the inaugural session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on June 22 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms Kandic has been selected by representatives of 60 non-governmental organisations based in Geneva, in co-operation with a number of regional non-governmental organisations, who also endorsed the invitation. Ms Kandic will be one of only five NGO speakers worldwide to address the historical first session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The United Nations Human Rights Council was founded after a recent adoption of the United Nations’ General Assembly resolution to establish the new UN’s principal human rights body, as a result of a reform of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR). Many different opinions were taken into consideration in order to achieve this landmark agreement. Now, all those dedicated to the realisation of human rights throughout the world should join in the common cause to hold every government, big and small, to the highest standards of human rights practices.