Bangladeshi Human Rights Attorney Adilur Rahman Khan Selected for 31st Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Click here to read the news in English.
RFK Center and NYSUT name winners in first-ever elementary school Speak Truth To Power video contest
(Florence, Italy | June 23, 2014) On June 13, 2014, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue, held an expert meeting at the Robert F. Kennedy Center International House in Florence, Italy. The meeting featured around twenty European experts on children’s rights and freedom of expression, and it aimed to gather information and recommendations for La Rue’s next report, which will focus on freedom of expression for children, and adolescents. The meeting was co-organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute, the Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios para la Democracia Social (DEMOS), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Special Rapporteur also presented his last report on freedom of expression and communication during electoral periods at the European University Institute. See more at http://cmpf.eui.eu/News/All/140613LaRue.aspx
On June 16, 2014, the director of the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute, Ms. Andrea Galindo, participated in a panel on the role of the international human rights community in the Review of the Terms of Reference of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) partnered with Amnesty International and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to organize this event in conjunction with the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Galindo highlighted the important role that civil society plays in the development of regional and international human rights systems as well as the importance of sharing best practices. Speakers called upon the international community to pay attention to the ASEAN’s human rights deliberations and seek robust human rights arrangements in the region. See the press release: http://www.forum-asia.org/?p=17379
About the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute
Inspired by Robert F. Kennedy’s belief that every individual can make a difference, the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute in Florence, Italy, was established to provide a secure space where human rights defenders can further develop their skills, exchange information and best practices, and establish new partnerships to confront pressing human rights challenges around the world. Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute organizes trainings for human rights defenders covering diverse issues, including social media strategies, digital security, human rights protections mechanisms, immigration, freedom of expression, and the rights of women, LGBTI people, and indigenous communities.
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