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Webcast Archive: 2018 Human Rights Defenders Forum

"Restoring Faith in Freedom"

Nearly 70 activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from at least 25 countries came together July 21-24 for the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.”

Topics included economic and social rights, building faith in institutions, strengthening the social contract, and the recent backlash against human rights defenders. The forum also showcased the experiences of the courageous women and men on the front lines of the fight for human rights.

Opening remarks can be viewed below.

Archive versions of all four webcast sessions are available via links in the agenda below.

Tuesday, July 24, Webcast Schedule

10 ˗̶  11:20 a.m. 

Welcome by Carter Center CEO Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters

Opening remarks by President Carter, “Restoring Faith in Freedom”

Remarks by Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University

Remarks by Rev. Traci Blackmon, United Church of Christ

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11:45 a.m.  ̶  1 p.m.

“Restoring the Social Contract”

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2:15  ̶  3:15 p.m.

“Reinforcing the Front Lines of Freedom”

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3:50  ̶  5 p.m.


Remarks Andrew Gilmour, representative of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

Remarks by Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer

Remarks by President Carter

Moderated discussion

Livestream Q&A with President Carter (4:30 to 4:50 p.m.)


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