Start: Apr 22 2:00 pm End: Apr 22 5:00 pm Venue: Times Square Address:
We are pleased to invite you to attend the exclusive presentation of the human rights situation in the South Caucasus in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh, Ruben Melikyan.
In the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the human dimension, specifically human rights, often gets obscured by geopolitical and geostrategic considerations. Ombudsman Melikyan will provide a broad overview of the human rights situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the impact the protracted conflict has on human rights in the wider region.
The Ombudsman will closely focus on the alarming levels of hate speech and its targeted use in the context of the conflict. Mr Melikyan will also discuss the mounting challenges in establishing a functional human rights dialogue in the region and the role of human rights defenders in the process.
We have foreseen ample time for discussion under the Chatham House rules, providing for a unique opportunity to learn more about the region in the spotlight of the EU’s recent activity.
Please register by Monday April 23. Due to the limited capacity of the conference room, we are not able to guarantee a place for everyone interested in attending, so we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.
1:15–2:00 Registration and a light networking lunch
2:00–2:45 Presentation of the human rights situation and the recent reports
2:45–3:30 Discussion with Ombudsman Melikyan [Chatham House rules]