Panelists will discuss the human rights that are at stake during the policing of assemblies, challenges posed by the use of specific weapons and other means by law enforcement agencies, and the role and potential of the revised Minnesota Protocol.
This high-level panel forms part of the annual expert seminars series on current challenges to human rights organized by the Geneva Academy and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa. The 2017 Expert Seminar focuses on the rights affected by the use of force in law enforcement, in particular during the policing of assemblies.
Robert Roth, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Christof Heyns, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria
Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment and Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow
Anna Giudice, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Justice Section Division of Operations, UNODC
Luís Miguel Ribeiro Carrilho, Chief Superintendent Senior Inspector at the Portuguese National Public Security Police Inspectorate
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organizations in Geneva
A cocktail will be served after the event.
Auditoire Jacques-Freymond, Rue de Lausanne 132, Geneva
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
Parking is available in front of Villa Barton.
The Auditorium Jacques Freymond is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email email@example.com
U.S. Mission Photo / Eric Bridiers
The Geneva Academy informed, via an official submission, the chairpersons of all UN human rights treaty bodies about the latest developments of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.
In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, an academic process contributing to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the General Assembly, we held two regional consultations, for Eastern Europe and Latin America.
This side-event at the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the applicability of existing human rights instruments to activities in cyber-space.
Michael Sfard, the most prominent Israeli human rights lawyer and author of the book ‘The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights’, will address the current situation of human rights defenders in Israel.
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights (HR) and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing HR mechanisms.
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.