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The Legacy of Casement: exploring human rights through music

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10, Exchange Street West

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Front Line Defenders is pleased to announce a collaboration with Christopher McAteer, Moving on Music's 2017/8 Emerging Artist, to present a very special event in the MAC Belfast at 7pm on 27 August reflecting on Roger Casement's human rights legacy in the modern world.

Join us as Christopher presents selected scenes from his 2014 opera "Casement", alongside a discussion between human rights defenders Ilot Alphonse Muthaka and María D'jalma Torres Sánchez from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Peru.

María D'jalma Torres Sánchez works on the rights of indigenous peoples to self-determination. She has worked with indigenous peoples affected by mega-mining projects since 2011 and has experience in defending at-risk activists before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Ilot Alphonse Muthaka fights for women's rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through mobilising men to support women's leadership and act as role models for positive masculinity. He has faced threats for this work and has, on occasion, been forced to flee the DRC in order to preserve his life.

Admittance to this event is free but we would ask that you consider making a small contribution to the work of Front Line Defenders.

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