Online Seminar via Zoom
International media freedom, Impunity and Journalists’ Deaths: the case of Anton Hammerl
Monday 28 June 2021 | 15.00 – 16.00 CET (14.00 – 15.00 BST)
Photojournalist Anton Hammerl was killed by Gaddafi loyalists on 5 April 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya. For over six weeks, his family was falsely led to believe by the Libyan authorities that he was alive and well. His remains have never been located and there has been no investigation into the circumstances of his death or the aftermath. This year marks the tenth anniversary of his death, following a decade with no action, no answers and no accountability. Anton’s widow, Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl, has now asked the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council to take action.
Join us at this virtual ‘side-event’ during the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, on Monday 28 June 2021, to discuss the case of Anton Hammerl and continuing impunity for crimes against journalists in Libya.
- 15.00 – 16.00 CET (14.00 – 15.00 BST), Monday 28 June 2021
- Chair: Jeremy Dear, Deputy General Secretary, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
- Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl, widow of Anton Hammerl and Journalist
- Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor
- Sbu Ngalwa, Chair, South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF)
- Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers
- Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Member, High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom
For any media queries, please contact Bronwyn Friedlander, Justice for Anton campaign, on +44 (0) 7939 320 759 or email@example.com.
Watch the recording below.