The Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States invite you to join a conversation on Friday, October 28 at 11:30 AM ET between Ambassador Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations in Geneva, and Gissou Nia, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project. The conversation will examine the increased relevance of the UN Human Rights Council in this critical historical moment and feature introductory remarks from Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States.

The recent escalation of human rights crises in Ukraine, Iran, and China, and broader global threats such as climate change, have required the international community to reassess the development of international human rights law and norms in response to such world-shaping events. These developments have also rendered the role of the United Nations Human Rights Council in investigating and addressing violations of human rights as crucial as ever. To offer insight into what the UN Human Rights Council can do to encourage respect for human rights, Amb. Federico Villegas will discuss the capacities of the Council and the path forward.

This discussion will be held in person at the Atlantic Council Headquarters and via Zoom. The event is open to the press and on-the-record.

Featuring

Ambassador Federico Villegas
President of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations in Geneva

Opening remarks by

Ambassador Jorge Argüello
Ambassador of Argentina to the United States

Moderated by

Strategic Litigation Project

The Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Initiative will seek to inject fresh thinking into how governments and practitioners can apply legal tools to advance human rights and democracy around the world.