High-level panel discussion on Disinformation - 25th Meeting, 50th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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High-level panel discussion on countering the negative impact of disinformation on the enjoyment and realization of human rights
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Objectives: This high-level panel discussion will be the first opportunity for the Human Rights Council to focus on the role of States in countering the negative impact of disinformation on the enjoyment and realization of human rights and ensuring a human rights-based response. The panel discussion will gather high-level speakers who will discuss policies and actions taken to counter disinformation and propose recommendations on the best ways to address this phenomenon from a human rights-based perspective. They will share their experiences on the importance of protecting the rights to freedom of expression and to access information, while emphasizing the need for multidimensional and multi-stakeholder responses that are in compliance with international human rights law. Chair: H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council Opening statements: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Panellists: • Ms. Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression • Ms. Julie Owono, Executive Director of the Content Policy and Society Lab at Stanford University, member of Facebook/Meta's independent Oversight Board • Ms. Agustina del Campo, Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) and Vice-President of the Global Network Initiative (GNI) • Ms. Kate Jones, Associate Fellow, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House -SPEAKERS-
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction)
  • Ms. Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Ms. Julie Owono, Executive Director of the Content Policy and Society Lab at Stanford University
  • Ms. Agustina del Campo, Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression
  • Ms. Kate Jones, Associate Fellow, The Royal Institute of International
  • Lithuania (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Mantas Ademonias
  • Canada (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Leslie Norton
  • European Union, Mr. Thomas Wagner
  • Iraq, Mr. Mohammed Ayad
  • Cuba, Mr. Jairo Rodríguez
  • Ethiopia, Ms. Mahlet Hailu Guadey
  • Russian Federation, Mr. Artem Isakov
  • China
  • Georgia, Ms. Nino Baqradze
  • International Organization of la Francophonie, Mr. Georges Nakseu Nguefang
  • Croatia, Ms. Ivana Kožar Schenck
  • Syrian Arab Republic, Ms. Khawla Youssef
  • Morocco: Conseil National des Droits de l'Homme, Ms. Zahira Fountir
  • Amnesty International, Mr. Daniel Joloy
  • Article 19 - International Centre Against Censorship, Ms. Anna Oosterlinck
  • UNESCO, Mr. Anil Mishra
  • Albania, Ms. Ravesa Lleshi
  • Germany, Ms. Katharina Stasch
  • Poland, Mr. Łukasz Różycki
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Rita French
  • Netherlands, Mr. Paul Bekkers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Nabi Azadi
  • Israel, Mr. Joshua Pike
  • Pakistan, Mr. Khalil ur Rahman Hashmi
  • United States of America
  • Brazil, Mr. Benhur Peruch Viana
  • Togo, Mr. Togbé Agbessi Alangue
  • World Jewish Congress, Mr. Leon Saltiel
  • Conectas Direitos Humanos, Mr. Gustavo Huppes
  • International Lesbian and Gay Association, Mr. Gabriel Galil
  • Ms. Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (Final Remarks)
  • Ms. Julie Owono, Executive Director of the Content Policy and Society Lab at Stanford University
  • Ms. Agustina del Campo, Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression
  • Ms. Kate Jones, Associate Fellow, The Royal Institute of International