Links to and reports of the High Level Expert Conference “Advancing the Protection of Human Rights”, that took place in the same week as the CSO Conference

Shortly after the CSO conference, a High Level Expert Conference took place from 27 to 28 June 2013. It was organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (BIM) and the European Training and Research Centre for Democracy and Human Rights of the University of Graz (UNI-ETC). 130 experts discussed the achievements of the World Conference of 1993 and examined how the international human rights system can be further strengthened.

Information on this conference at

The report of this conference at

Video presentation of the recommendations of this conference at