Debate: Human rights and the office of the Secretary-General

In honor of Patricia Scotland's first day as Secretary-General's CHRI will host a debate around the history of the position of Secretary-General, their historic role in furthering human rights, and what we can expect from the new Secretary-General’s tenure.

We already have two excellent speakers confirmed. Dr. Dwayne Menezes, currently producing a history of the Commonwealth, and a biography of Secretary-General Sharma's tenure will be joined by Dr. Sue Onslow of the Commonwealth Oral History project. Both have extensive knowledge of Commonwealth history having interviewed all former Secretary-Generals. The event will consist of a panel discussion and then a question and answer session