Geneva Academy Wednesdays
Following last year successful meeting, discussing the UN Human Rights Committee process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life, and in light of the Committee's March session addressing the subject, we have the pleasure to host once again Professor Sarah Cleveland and Professor Yuval Shany for further discussion, updates and exchange of ideas.
Professor Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School and member of the UN Human Rights Committee
Professor Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member of the UN Human Rights Committee
Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
Our researcher Alice Priddy visited Colombia last week as part of our project ‘Improving the Protection of Persons with Disabilities during Armed Conflict’.
Our new publication examines how the right to life is affected by law enforcement agencies’ use of force and identifies how the HRC could further promote respect for international standards governing policing.
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.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflict project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
This project looked at how to enhance compliance by armed non-state actors with international norms, taking into account the views both of the actors themselves and the experiences of those engaged in dialogue with them.