On January 23, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations provided a seminar for the International Law Society from the University of Baltimore School of Law on the topic of human rights.
Speaking at the seminar were:
Shulamith Koenig, Founding President, People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (formerly known as People’s Decade for Human Rights Education)
Renzo Pomi, speaking in the photo, Amnesty International’s Representative at the United Nations
John Washburn, Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC)
Janette Amer, Human Rights Adviser with UNWomen
Ryan Smith and Mark Koenig shared about the work of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. The group toured the UN grounds.
Participants reported a positive experience. As Natalie Krajinovic, President of the International Law Society, writes:
The seminar demonstrated the intermingling of various parties’ perspectives regarding human rights. It showed how activists, NGOs, judicial bodies and the UN itself react and promote human rights laws across the globe. The most effective way of achieving these purposes is ultimately through the domestic implementation of international human rights law.
We look forward to a future seminar with the International Law Society and encourage you to schedule a seminar!