Speeches 2nd day

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Sensitizing et training different kinds of public

Click the links to listen to the interventions in French ( fr ) or in English (en) and download files

Research circles Workshops  Read the summary (fr)

Presentation of Stefanie Rinaldi and Ramdane Babadji : Monique Prindezis (fr) 

Mrs Stefanie Rinaldi, Collaboratrice scientifique Haute école pédagogique, Centre pour l’éducation aux droits de l’homme, Lucerne  (fr) - PowerPoint 

M. Ramdane Babadji, Professeur de droit, Université Paris VII (fr) 

Discussions with the speaker (fr and en) 

Media Lire le résumé (fr)

Ms Carole Vann, InfoSud Tribune des droits humains (fr) 

Discussions with the speaker (fr and en)

Presentation of Worshops on Sensitizing et training different kinds of public : Yves Lador (fr) 

Administrations: Diplomatic missions Read the summary (fr)

Presentation of Clarisse Merindo Ouoba : Monique Prindezis (fr) 

Burkina Faso - Mrs Clarisse Merindol/Ouoba, Conseillère juridique, Mission permanente auprès des Nations Unies (fr) 

United States - Joshua Cooper (en) 

Discussions with the speaker (fr and en)

Folow up Workshops : Joshua Cooper et Yves Lador (fr and en) 

Wider public and social networks Read the summary (fr)

Presentation of Roland Chauville : Yves Lador (en) 

M. Roland Chauville Directeur, UPR-info.org, Genève (fr) 

Folow up Workshops : Yves Lador et Joshua Cooper (fr and en)

Discussions with Roland Chauville : Yves Lador (fr and en) 

Presentation of Folow up Workshops : Yves Lador (fr) 

Awareness and Training : the Diplomacy

« Awareness and Training : the Diplomacy » by Mrs Clarisse Merindol-Ouoba, legal advisor, Burkina Faso’s embassy, Switzerland.  http://www.ambaburkinafaso-ch.org/spip.php?article9

The permanent mission is in charge of the bilateral cooperation before the embassies and the mutilateral cooperation when the United Nations system, in Geneva, is concerned. Yet one can regret that the civil society is not recognized as it should within national relations, in particular in the field of human rights where it plays a crucial role however. If, within the UPR, the civil society maintains trustworthy relationships with the States, it is not always the case with the diplomatic missions. Within the framework of bilateral cooperation the common issues are related to the humanitarian domain such as clean water and maternal health. By contrast, on the multilateral cooperation level, Burkina Faso has relationships with many IGOs, notably the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council of which the country has been a member since 2008. These relations have enabled us to become receptive to civil society in a quest for common interests without soul-searching keeping in mind that the States defend at first their own interests. Our relations with the civil society remain limited although its contribution to UPR is of paramount importance. However, Burkina Faso nurtures moderated relationships with other States and usually abstain itself from voting. This attitude could mainly be explained by the fact that as a developing country it is far from being easy to gather sufficient information in order to take an informed decision. However, resolutions related to particular thematic (rights of handicapped people, maternal mortality) are most of the time adopted by consensus.