At its annual conference on 2-3 September 2016 the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) expressed its deep concern about the actions and threats of actions of an increasing number of States to restrain and even foreclose academic freedom.
Association of Human Rights Institutes
WG I deals with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the treaty body system, and the new Human Rights Council. This includes most prominently the reform of the treaty bodies.
Working Group II focuses on the idea of "One UN" (and the role of the EU therein) and on a human rights based approach to development (strengthening of national human rights institutions).
Working Group 3 concerns the United Nations and its human rights work in a greater context, looking particularly at the human rights potential of partnership approaches and development cooperation, and at how the EU and its Member States may work through these modalities to promote human rights in accordance with EU objectives and the UN Charter.
COST Action IS0702: The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform
25-27 September 2011, Venice