On April 24-26, The Hague Institute welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Committee for their first informal roundtable in The Hague.
Committee members discussed challenges facing human rights including the evolving context of UN human rights treaties around the globe and how best to strengthen the treaty bodies.
The committee members also had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Dutch government departments and NGOs. Participants included Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Amnesty International, Nederlands Helsinki Committee, Amsterdam Center for International Law, School of Human Rights Research, and Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.
The retreat was financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information please visit the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.