Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Time: 3:00 PM Central European Summer Time
Do you know that LGBTI activists from most countries in the world can bring individual cases to United Nations Treaty Bodies? Have you heard about 31 LGBT cases already reviewed by these bodies? Join us for this webinar to know more about strategic litigation on SOGIESC cases before this human right forum!
We will present to you a toolkit on strategic litigation published by ILGA World in four languages.
ILGA-Europe and ISHR will talk about third-party interventions, the importance of Treaty Bodies cases for human rights defenders and the comparison between the United Nations Treaty Bodies and regional human rights courts.
You will also learn about strategic litigation efforts organised on local level, including a programme and cases brought to the United Nations against Russia, as well as the first case on criminalisation of same-sex sexual relations between women in Sri Lanka.
Join us and ask any questions you may have about strategic litigation and Treaty Bodies!
Kseniya Kirichenko, ILGA World
Kseniya Kirichenko - Programme Coordinator (UN Advocacy, Women and Training) / ILGA World
Dmitri Bartenev - Attorney-at-law / Coming Out, Russia
Arpi Avetisyan - Senior Litigation Officer / ILGA-Europe
Rosanna Flamer-Caldera - Executive Director / Equal Ground, Sri Lanka
Tess McEvoy - Legal Counsel and Programme Manager (LGBTI rights) / ISHR
UN Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation on SOGIESC: experiences, resources and opportunities