Cecilia Bailliet chairs UN Advisory Group
Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet has been chosen to Chair the Expert Advisory Group to the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity Obiora Okafor.
Together with other members of the group, Bailliet will prepare a report and suggest revisions to the current draft declaration on the right to international solidarity.
In addition to Bailliet, the group consists of Professor. Obijofor Aginam of the UN University, Professor Mihir Kanade of the University of Peace in Costa Rica, Professor. Veselin Popovski of the Jindal Global Law School, and Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales of Temple University.
The group will present its report and recommendations for a revised draft in April 2022 to the Independent Expert who then will share with key states within the UN Human Rights Council in order to make a presentation to the Council for adoption.
The group benefits from the findings provided by the research assistance of UiO law students Solveig Hodnemyr and Julie Skomakerstuen Larsen and Johns Hopkins University student Jeff Baek. The right to solidarity is part of the second wave of third generation rights including the right to peace (adopted as a Declaration by the UN General Assembly); the right to development (currently being drafted as a convention); and the right to a healthy environment (recognized by the UN Human Rights Council).
This work complements Professor Bailliet's current project editing the Research Handbook on International Solidarity to be published by Edward Elgar 2022-23; it includes chapters by other UiO Faculty authors, including Ole Kristian Fauchald, Beate Sjåfjell, and Alla Pozdnakova.