Voluntary reports by participating States in the HDC in 2016

Torture Prevention - Does it work?

HDC on 1 March 2016 - Presentation by Ms. Helga Fastrup Ervik, Head of Prevention Unit, National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), The Parliamentary Ombudsman of Norway with the title "Torture prevention - does it work? Establishment of the NPM in Norway. Key findings from places of detention monitored by the Norwegian National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT)"

The National Roma Integration Strategy in Spain

HDC on 15 March 2016 - Presentation on the National Roma Integration Strategy in Spain and Anti-DiscriminationFramework.

Voluntary Reporting Austria: Combatting gender stereotypes

HDC on 19 April 2016 - Presentation by Mag. Katja Gerstmann on combatting gender stereotypes in Austria.

Follow-up to the Basel Ministerial Council Declaration on Anti-Semitism

HDC on 10 May 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Daniel Frank, Dr. iur., Head of the Human Rights Section, Directorate for International Law, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs: “Follow-up to the Basel Ministerial Council Declaration on Anti-Semitism: Protection from Anti-Semitism in Switzerland”.

OSCAD: the Experience of Italian Police Agencies in Preventing and Combating Discrimination and Hate Crimes

HDC on 10 May 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Stefano Chirico, Chief of OSCAD (Observatory for Security Against Acts of Discrimination): "OSCAD: the Experience of Italian Police Agencies in Preventing and Combating Discrimination and Hate Crimes"

OSCE Reports of the General Elections in Estonia 2015

HDC on 7 June 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Priit Vinkel, Head of Elections Department, Chancellery of Riigikogu, Estonia: "OSCE Reports of the General Elections in Estonia 2015".

Human Trafficking and Migrant Vulnerability - the Human Security Perspective

HDC on 22 June 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Dr. Heracles Moskoff, Greek National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings: "Human Trafficking and Migrant Vulnerability - the Human Security Perspective".

An Overview on Children's Rights in Liechtenstein

HDC on 22 June 2016 - Presentation by Ms. Karin Lingg, Minister, Director of the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Unit, Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs: "An Overview on Children's Rights in Liechtenstein".

State of Emergency and Rule of Law

HDC on 12 July 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Yves Doutriaux, Ambassador, Counsellor of State: "State of Emergency and Rule of Law".

Safeguarding Human Rights whilst Protecting Security

HDC on 12 July 2016 - Presentation by Ms. Lucia Ling Ket On, Legal Adviser to the National Coordinator on Countering Terrorism: "Safeguarding Human Rights whilst Protecting Security".

Public Gatherings During the G7 Summit Held in 2015 at Schloss Elmau

HDC on 6 September 2016 - Presentation by Mr. Robert Kopp, Commissioner, Chief of Police Headquarters of Southern Upper Bavaria, Germany: "Public Gatherings During the G7 Summit Held in 2015 at Schloss Elmau".

Fathers and Employers in Action

HDC on 11 October 2016 - Presentation by Dr. Iztok Šori, Peace Institute Slovenia: "Fathers and Employers in Action".

Reforms in the penitentiary system of Georgia

HDC on 25 October 2016 - Ms. Elena Beradze, Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, Department of International Relations and European Integration: “Reforms in the penitentiary system of Georgia”.

First Working Session of the Human Dimension Committee

First working session of the HDC

On 19 January Ambassador Pohl opened the first working session of the Human Dimension Committee. Here you can download the speech given by Ambassador Pohl on this occasion.