The Geneva Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadia Oulaby as its new Executive Manager.
The Journal Human Rights and International legal Discourse
The Journal Human Rights and International legal Discourse published two articles on Human Rights In Armed Conflict: Metaphors, Maxims, and The Move To Interoperability, by Professor Andrew Clapham and on Binding Armed Non-State Actors To IHL And Human Rights Norms Through Their Consent, by Dr Annyssa Bellal and Ezequiel Heffes.
What are the legal consequences of this withdrawal for the functioning and credibility of the HRC, and for the promotion and protection of human rights? How will this decision affect US’ collaboration with UN Special Procedures and the UPR?
Last week, at our annual seminar held in the context of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and its focus on the use of force, participants discussed human rights challenges related to the use of less-lethal weapons and the development of new international standards.
Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also teaches human rights in the Geneva Academy’s LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
A joint team of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law will represent the Geneva Academy at this major moot court in international criminal law.
In the framework of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and its focus on human rights and freedoms in the digital age, the Geneva Academy hosted an informal consultation with the new United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule and civil society.
During an expert seminar UN Special Procedures, members of UN treaty bodies, staff from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as representatives from civil society and the Swiss Government discussed the role that UN human rights mechanisms play in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals that seek to realize economic, social and cultural rights.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it aims at enabling various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Our 2017 Annual Report is out! It provides a look into our research and educational activities.