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CHRI at CHOGM 2018

May 19, 2018 Download File

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has long been a major target of CHRI’s advocacy work for the upholding of Commonwealth States’ human rights commitments. This CHOGM, in London in April 2018 was special for CHRI. Its 30th anniversary, while celebrated with a reception at the House of Lords, also provided the opportunity to organize an unprecedented six other civil society events between 11-18 April.

These included:

• The launch of CHRIs report to Heads of Government on SDG 8.7 on human trafficking and modern slavery
• Festival on Commonwealth Films: Human Rights
• Panel discussions on the role of Small States in the Commonwealth; a Round Table on priorities for Civil Society; reduction of pre-trial detention; the return of The Gambia and possibly Zimbabwe to the Commonwealth and the release of CHRI’s Fact Finding Mission on The Gambia