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Bridging the divide - Matters to be taken into account in relation to the integration of equality bodies and human rights institutions

Start: Mar 15, 2013 10:00 AM
End: Mar 15, 2013 04:00 PM

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG



  • Morten Kjaerum, Director, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Colm O’Cinneide, Reader in Law, University College London
  • Alan Miller, Chair, European Group of National Human Rights Institutions
  • Jozef de Witte, Chair European Network of Equality Bodies
  • Sarah Spencer, Senior Fellow, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford 
  • Vladlen Stefanov, Chief, National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission

About the Conference:
A number of European Union countries have, are or plan to integrate the functions of their national equality body and human rights institution within a single organisation.     
With support from the Nuffield Foundation, University College London (UCL) has carried out research to identify the most important matters to be taken into account with respect to this decision. The emerging findings are based on desk research and studies carried out across six EU states – Ireland, Belgium, France, Denmark, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom - to learn lessons from experience. 
This conference provided an opportunity to discuss and debate the emerging findings and their implications with both the research team and international experts.

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