from 04.12.2012 – 05.12.2012/ 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Palais des Nations, The United Nations Office. Geneva, Switzerland.
Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights.
Organized by Farida Shaheed and Mylène Bidault
The Human Rights Council, through resolution 10/23 decided to establish, for a period of three years, a new special procedure entitled “independent expert in the field of cultural rights”. The mandate was extended in 2012 for a period of three years, conferring to the current mandate holder the status of Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights (resolution 19/6).
. Access OFFICIAL INVITATION LETTER
. Access and Download QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE RIGHT TO ARTISTIC FREEDOM
The United Nations special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has sent a questionnaire to all member states asking them to report on legislations and practices related to artistic freedom and censorship. Freemuse’s Programme Manager has been attached as a consultant for the world organization’s upcoming study and report on conditions and right to artistic freedom of expression.
Based on the background report as well as a forthcoming experts meeting and an open consultation in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur Ms. Farida Shaheed will submit her final report to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2013.