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4 June 2018, 18:30-20:00
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Book Launch: The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary

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The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary published by Oxford University Press and edited by the two Co-Directors of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, provides an unmatched analysis of the United Nations Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Through Action to Combat Impunity (UN Principles to Combat Impunity).

While widely recognized as an authoritative reference point for the fight against impunity, the UN Principles to Combat Impunity have so far not received a systematic analysis. This new book fills this gap. Bringing together leading experts in the field, it provides a comprehensive academic commentary of the 38 principles and engages in detail with the various dimensions of the fight against impunity and transitional justice.

In this book launch, the two editors Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger will provide an overview of the project followed by a discussion with a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners.

Moderaor

  • Robert Roth, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Panelists

  • Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Mona Rishmawi, Chief of Rule of Law Equality and Non Discrimination Branch, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Fabián Salvioli, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

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The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary

This new book, published by Oxford University Press and edited by the two Co-Directors of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, provides an unmatched analysis of the United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Sécheron

Access for People with Disabilities

Villa Moynier 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 info[at]geneva-academy.ch

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