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A Conversation with Ivan Šimonovic

On 21 February 2013, the YSIL organized a conversation with Ivan Šimonovic, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. Mr. Šimonovic spoke about the role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the role of other UN organs and bodies in protecting human rights, preventing human rights abuses and responding to violations of human rights. This event was part of the student-organized ‘International Affairs Speakers Series’ and was kindly supported by the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen/Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund and co-sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights and the YSIL (Yale Society of International Law).