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Ambassador Beckvard in the panel at the conference on human rights

15.12.2017  15:21
Ambassador Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard participated in a panel discussion with the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid during the Annual Conference of Human Rights in Tallinn on 8 December 2017.

The topic of the panel was the influence that small states can have in world affairs, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. In the same panel, Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Julian Burger, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex and Jonathan Cristol, Fellow at the World Policy Institute (WPI), also shared their views, and Heiko Pääbo, Director of the Centre for Baltic Studies at the University of Tartu, moderated the discussion.

Ambassador of France to Denmark François Zimeray and human rights expert, Director of think tank Justitia, Jakob Mchangama also participated in the conference at the panel "Are Human Rights in Freefall?".

The seventh Annual Conference on human rights, organised by Estonian Institute of Human Rights in Tallinn, is an important event in Estonia and beyond. More than 400 people attended the conference.

The conference titled "Are Human Rights in Freefall?" was addressed a number of today’s most important topics – terrorism, technological development, security, small states in a globalising world, culture and international cooperation – through a human rights perspective.

From left: Ambassador Beckvard, Julian Burger, President Kaljulaid