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Bearing Witness: Human Rights and Accountability in Syria

Syrian activists, journalists and bloggers will provided first-person accounts of the situation in Syria at a special forum on the Opening Day of the 21st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council: Bearing Witness: Human Rights and Accountability in Syria.

Opening Statements by

 

Ms. Navanethem Pillay

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

President of the United Nations Human Rights Council

 

Moderator

 

Mr. Riz Khan

International Television Journalist and Author

 

Panelists

 

Mr. Muhanad al-Hassani

Human Rights Defender, Syria

 

Mr. Amer Matar

Syrian Journalist

 

Mr. Mohammad Abdallah

Syrian Journalist and Blogger in Exile

 

Ms. Lotte Leicht

Director, Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office

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Taken on September 10, 2012