Discussion with the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

October 25, 2021 at 7pm ET
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/ISHRUN
Join us for a discussion with Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons. Ms. Jimenez-Damary will discuss her new report, to be presented to the UN General Assembly this month, on the issue of prevention of arbitrary displacement in the context of armed conflict and generalized violence and the work of her mandate generally. The Special Rapporteur’s mandate addresses the complex problem of internal displacement, by mainstreaming the human rights of the internally displaced into all relevant parts of the United Nations system; works towards strengthening the international response to the internal displacement due to armed conflict, generalized violence, human rights violations and disasters; and engages in international advocacy and action for improving protection and respect of the human rights of internally displaced persons. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Cecilia Jimenez-Damary of the Philippines was appointed Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons by the Human Rights Council in 2016. She is a lawyer in human rights and international humanitarian law specialised in forced displacement and migration. Ms. Jimenez-Damary has over three decades of experience in NGO human rights advocacy for the Asia-Pacific region and teaching experience as an adjunct professor of international human rights and humanitarian law. Ms. Jimenez-Damary previously acted as Senior Legal Adviser and Trainer with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Geneva, as the National Director of the IDP Project of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, and as the government representative to the Philippine Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission for the Bangsamoro.