Confronting anti-LGBTI+ human rights abuses in Chechnya: what can the World’s parliaments do?

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Confronting anti-LGBTI+ human rights abuses in Chechnya: what can the World’s parliaments do?

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You are cordially invited to our virtual roundtable on human rights abuses in Chechnya. This roundtable will focus on what responses can be given to the situation of LGBTI+ persons in Chechnya, following the making of the documentary “WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: The Gay Purge”, BAFTA winner for the International category.
The event is the result of a collaboration between the LGBTI Intergroup at the European Parliament, the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights and the USA Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus.
It will count on the presence of elected members and Maxim Lapunov, survivor of anti-LGBTI human rights abuses in Chechnya.
  1. Opening remarks: APPG Deputy Chair, Baroness Barker
  2. Introduction and screening of film clip
  3. Brief pre-recorded testimony from Maxim Lapunov, survivor
  4. Pannel
    ▫️ MP Crispin Blunt, Chair, UK Parliament’s All Parliamentary Group on Global LGBTI+ Rights
    ▫️ MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice President, European Parliament LGBTI Intergroup
    ▫️ Rep. Mark Takano, Co-Chair, U.S. Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
  5. Questions from moderator & participants
  6. Closing remarks by Baroness Barker

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/996003321144151

Organisers

LGBTI Intergroup
UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights
USA Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus

Venue

Online conference
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