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Opening Remarks – CDT Europe’s Iverna McGowan as Part of the 2022 Civil Society Roundtable Series

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Let me open by thanking our hosts, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), for generously offering us this beautiful space to hold today’s event. Just over two years ago, the then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, penned a letter to the President of the European Commission about the then proposed DSA, where she stressed the importance of making consultations on this file as accessible and inclusive as possible and call for inputs from different stakeholders at every stage of the process. Hosting this civil society dialogue with decision-makers is a very welcome and concrete follow up on this longstanding commitment to supporting civil society and indeed good lawmaking practices generally. I would also like to thank our co-hosts at the Open Government Partnership and Democracy Society for joining with us to realize this shared goal of transparent, participatory, inclusive and accountable governance.

Read Iverna’s full remarks here.