Date: 23/03/2015

Organised by: International Association of Democratic Lawyers and Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN in Geneva

Location: Room XXIV – Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Antoine Deltour, Herve Falciani… The increasing attacks on Western whistleblowers, journalists and publishers pose a serious threat to democracy and human rights. Who are the whistleblowers? Why are their revelations important? Do they deserve protection? What role should Human Rights mechanisms, regional bodies, states and NGO’s play in this struggle?

With:

JULIAN ASSANGE

Founder of WikiLeaks from his asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London (video link)

BALTASAR GARZON REAL

Spanish judge

H.E. MARIA FERNANDA ESPINOSA

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the UN in Geneva

ALFRED DE ZAYAS

Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order

EVA JOLY

Member of the European Parliament (Greens) and former French judge

GLENN GREENWALD

Journalist and founding member of The Intercept

Chaired by: Micól Savia (Permanent Representative of IADL at the UN Geneva)