H. E. Mr. Jerome Bonnafont French Ambassador in
India congratulating Dr. Rahul Rai on his
recognition as “Personnalités d’avenir” (Young
promising leader) by the French Government
Mr. M. Emmanuel Decux, Director, Research Centre on
Human Rights and Humananitarian Law, (CRDH), University
of Paris and Mr. Jérome Benzimra – Hazan, Secretary
General, CRDH alongwith Ph.D students of University of
Paris discussing the possibilities of academic
collaboration with Dr. Rahul Rai.
Ms. Christiane Zepter, Chief of Bureau, Ministry of
External and European Affairs, welcoming Dr. Rahul
Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Human Rights at
the Ministry in Paris.
Mr. Paul Tavernier, Director, Centre of Research and
studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University
of Paris-Sud, discussed the state of research in France
with regard to Human Rights.
Mr. Christophe Jaffrelot, Director, Centre for
studies in International Relations (CERI Sciences Po.
Paris) extensively discussed various political and
social challenges in India with Dr. Rahul Rai, Director
Indian Institute of Human Rights.
Mrs. Néphéli Yatropoulos, Adviser, European and
International Affairs, High Authority against
Discrimination and for Equality (HALDE) Government of
France, discussed critical discrimination issues
relevant to the French citizens with Dr. Rahul Rai.
Mr. Michel Forst, Secretary General, National
Consultative commission for Human Rights of the French
Government had a detailed discussion with Dr. Rahul Rai,
Director, IIHR on the
importance of National Human Rights Institutions, in the
promotion of Human Rights in Democracies..
Mrs. Charlotte Clavreul, International Affairs and
Human Rights Adviser, gave a presentation to Dr. Rahul
Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Human Rights, on the
missions and action of the Mediator of the French
Mr. Bernard Godard, Mission In-charge in the
Ministry of Home Affairs, overseas France and
Territorial communities gave a presentation to Dr. Rahul
Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Human Rights on the
French Secular model, Freedom of Conscience and