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Panel Hosts Human Rights Advocates from Columbia University Program

​The Inspection Panel on November 10 hosted participants in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University. Operations OfficerBirgit Kubabriefed the group, which included advocates from seven countries, on the Panel’s mandate and procedures, as well as on specific cases. She was joined by Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and Senior Communications Officer Rob Doherty in answering questions on several issues, including how the Panel deals with retaliation concerns from complainants and how the Panel makes potentially affected communities aware that it exists as an avenue of redress if needed.