HRC31 Side Event – Pitting Expression against Religion in Asia
8 March 2016 10:42 am

Date:  8 March, 2016

Time: 14:30-15:30

Venue: Room XVIII, Palais Des Nations, Geneva

The side event will discuss the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religion or Belief against the backdrop of a forthcoming study on violations in nine States in Asia to be launched at the 32nd Session of Human Rights Council. The side event is co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).


Frank La Rue, Former Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Khin Ohmar, Burma Partnership

Gul Bukhari, Journalist, human rights defender and gender activist

Gayatri Khandhadai, Researcher

Deborah Brown, Association for Progressive Communications


Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman, Blogger, Global Voices, Human Rights Defender