March 6, 2018
McGeorge School of Law's Global Center will present "The Global Backlash Against Human Rights," with Andrew Gilmour, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Monday March 12 at 6 p.m. in Classroom C as part of the International Jurist Lecture Series. This event is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Sacramento and is free and open to the public.
The top human rights official at UN headquarters in New York, Andrew Gilmour will address the unprecedented global challenges to human rights at the United Nations and beyond. He will discuss trends that contributed to the current backlash against human rights and suggest some ways to counter it.
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Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom assumed his functions as Assistant Secretary-General
for Human Rights on Oct. 1, 2016, heading OHCHR's Office in New York. In October 2016,
Mr. Gilmour was designated by the Secretary-General as senior official to lead the
efforts within the UN system to address intimidation and reprisals against those cooperating with the UN on human rights. In his previous position,
which he held since 2012, as Director for Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and
Human Rights affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Mr. Gilmour
was responsible for spearheading the implementation of the Human Rights Up Front initiative. Since joining the United Nations in 1989, he has held a variety of positions both
at the United Nations Headquarters and in the field, including in Afghanistan-Pakistan,
Kosovo, Middle East and West Africa. In recent years, he has served as Deputy Special
Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, and in South Sudan and was the Representative
of the Secretary-General in Belgrade.