Past Events

 Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. 22 June 1990 Event

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

18 July 2019, 18:00-19:30

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will reflect on the current human rights challenges and how to move the human rights agenda forward.

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Bridge and river from a airview point of view Event

The Protection of the Environment and Water Infrastructure during and after Armed Conflicts

15 July 2019, 10:30-12:30

At the occasion of the International Law Seminar of the UN International Law Commission, the Platform for International Water Law of the Geneva Water Hub will discuss the protection of the environment and water infrastructure in armed conflicts.

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A hand touches the fences of a jail IHL Talks

Foreign Fighters and their Relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and Detained in Northeast Syria

12 July 2019, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the humanitarian, policy and legal challenges related to the fate of foreign fighters and their relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and who are currently detained by the SDF in northeast Syria

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The Innovation Bridge: A technological answer to the digital divide

5 July 2019, 13:30-15:00

This side event will explore the potentional of human technological agency being an effective means for social impact and for human rights and what more can be done to enhance international digital cooperation for the benefit of people's human rights.&

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Local people from Watamu work with Local Ocean Conservation to pick up plastic on the beach, on each Friday Event

Plastic Pollution: How to Turn the Tide Right

3 July 2019, 16:30-17:30

This side event during the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, co-organized with Earthjustice, will address the issue of plastic pollution.

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The photos display the command dir in ms-dos, a command line environment Event

Human Rights and Digital Technologies: New Insights

3 July 2019, 12:00-13:00

This panel discussion, co-organized with the Geneva Internet Platform and the United Nations Special Procedures, aims at generating debate and drawing attention to current human rights challenges in the digital sphere.

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Integrating a Gender Perspective in Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: From Guidance to Implementation

27 June 2019, 13:00-14:00

In this panel discussion, representatives from states, businesses and civil society will share their views and responses on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ Gender Framework and Guidance.

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Defending Online Civic Space: Challenges facing Human Rights Defenders

26 June 2019, 16:00-17:30

This panel discussion will address what role the Human Rights Council can and should play in bolstering support for normative progress and action in defending our online civic space.

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Cover page of the book Event

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Economic Complicity with the Pinochet’s Dictatorship

19 June 2019, 13:15-14:30

This event marks the launch in Geneva of the new book by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights, which discusses the responsibility of Pinochet’s economic accomplices.

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Photo of Helen Durham Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons: a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century

17 June 2019, 17:45-20:00

To close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will deliver a keynote address.

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