15th Human Rights Summer Seminar

Human Rights Community Forum

Human Rights Community Forum

The 15th annual summer seminar focus is Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: From the Sustainable Development Goals to a Binding Treaty on Business & Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review & Hawai'i. The talks will trace the historical developments of human rights of indigenous peoples in international law and the accompanying important institutions and instruments measuring implementation. There will also be discussion about the Universal Periodic Review and how Hawai'i can participate in creating culture of human rights in our islands and influence the global process.

Human Rights Community Forum

Friday, July 25th, 5pm

1958 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI

Human Rights Community Forum

Every annual seminar includes an action focusing on how Hawaii can participate as citizens of the world to make a difference in a global campaign. The focus this year will be on Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Universal Periodic Review in two important international initiatives. The first will be to explore the Outcome Document of the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Implementation in Hawai'i. The second will be on the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the United States at the UN Human Rights Council in 2015 and how we can offer recommendations that realize rights in Hawai'i.

Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights

Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights (HIHR) is a grassroots movement for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. HIHR focuses on fundamental freedoms of all peoples and the preservation of our planet.