2020 Conference on
Combating Hate and Discrimination

Implementing Strategy and Plans of Action to Address Hate and Discrimination

2020. 9. 17.(Thur.)
The Westin Chosun Seoul

국가인원위원회    EU    APF (공동주최)

CHD2020 Program Speakers Registration Community
Session 1
Young-sook Cho
Ambassador for Gender Equality
·Former) President, Woman rights support center
·Former) Secretary General, Korean Woman’s Associations United
·Former) Organizational Manager, Incheon Woman Workers Association
·Former) Operating commissioner, Asia-Pacific Women, Law and Development
·Former) Director, Coalition Against Trafficking of Women Asia-Pacific
·present) Member, Special committee on international human rights, NHRCK
·Present) Advisory commissioner, Peace initiative with women, Ministry of Foreign
·Present) Private commissioner, Public-private Meeting, National Plan of Action for
1325 resolution of the UN Security Council, Ministry of Gender Equality
and Family
·Present) Special commissioner in society, Committee on Sustainable Development,
Ministry of Environment
·Present) Special commissioner in gender equality, Advisory commissioner, Korea
International Cooperation Agency
Contributions and limits of international human rights
law in combating hate speech
César Castelain
Political counsellor, French Embassy to the Republic of Korea
· August 2020-present: Political counsellor at the French Embassy in Seoul (Republic
of Korea)
· 2018-2020: Political counsellor at the Directorate for United Nations, International
Organizations, Human Rights and Francophonie, Human Rights and Humanitarian
Affairs Division (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris)
· 2015-2018: Political counsellor at the Directorate for Asia and Oceania, North-East
Asia Division (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris)
International Human Rights Laws Regulating Hate and
Discrimination, and the Trends
Philip Turner
Ambassador of New Zealand to the Republic of Korea
·2018.4~current New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He is concurrently Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
·1999-2018 Senior positions at Fonterra in Shanghai, Tokyo, Brussels and Auckland. He managed Fonterra’s business in China and most recently was Director of Global Stakeholder Affairs at Fonterra Auckland.
·1986-1999 New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade and served on postings to the New Zealand Embassies in Tokyo and Brussels.
Hate and Discrimination: International Standards from
the Perspective of UN Committee on economic, social
and cultural rights(CESCR)
Heisoo Shin
Member/Expert, UN Committee on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights
· (current) Chair, Board of Directors, Korea Center for United Nations Human Rights
· (current) Director, Secretariat of the International Committee for Joint Nomination
of the Documents on Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’ to UNESCO Memory of
the World International Register
· (former) Invited Prof., Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans
University, Seoul;
· (former) Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission of Korea;
· (former) Member, UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women(CEDAW)
Nikesh Mehta
Deputy Ambassador of British Embassy Seoul
Nikesh Mehta became Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Seoul in July 2018.
Nik joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2002, and has worked in Iraq, Uganda and Malaysia. The posting to Uganda was particularly poignant for Nik because his mother, a Ugandan-Asian, was expelled from the country by Idi Amin’s forces in the early 1970s. He reported on the 20-year conflict between the Ugandan Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and the ensuing humanitarian crisis. Nik was the Political Counsellor in Malaysia and was responsible for the UK response to the two Malaysia Airlines disasters in 2014 and 2015.
In the UK, Nik’s roles have primarily focused on conflict and security issues. Before becoming the Deputy Ambassador in Seoul, Nik was a Deputy Director at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) for three years working on international cyber-security.
Throughout his career, Nik has been a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. He believes passionately that the Diplomatic Service should reflect fully UK society and that diversity is one of the UK’s great strengths. In the FCO and at GCHQ, Nik led campaigns to improve the recruitment and development of staff from minority backgrounds.
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