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Nadia Oulaby Appointed New Executive Manager of the Geneva Academy

12 July 2018

The Geneva Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadia Oulaby as its new Executive Manager.

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New Articles by Professor Andrew Clapham and Dr Annyssa Bellal in the Journal Human Rights and International Legal Discourse

12 July 2018

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.

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The United States Withdrawal from the Human Rights Council: A Political Move that has Limited Consequences or Serious Legal Ramifications?

10 July 2018

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?

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Experts and Law Enforcement Practitioners Discuss New Standards on the Use of Less Lethal Weapons

6 July 2018

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.

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Professor Yuval Shany is the New Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

5 July 2018

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.

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A Geneva Academy Team Participates in the 2018 Nuremberg Moot Court

3 July 2018

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.

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Informal consultation with Clément Vouklé, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association News

The Geneva Academy Hosts an Informal Consultation on Freedom of Association and Assembly Online

26 June 2018

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.

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Experts Discuss the Role of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms in Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals

25 June 2018

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.

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform: A Dynamic Forum to Address Topical Human Rights Issues and Challenges

22 June 2018

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.

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2017 Annual Report

21 June 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is out! It provides a look into our research and educational activities.

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