Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy presented our research project on disability in armed conflict to the members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
‘It’s a great opportunity for us to exchange with CRPD members about our research project, to seek their views on the issue and discuss their role in better protecting the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict’ underlines Alice Priddy.
Alice Priddy notably briefed Committee’s members on how international humanitarian law (IHL) should be read in light of the CRPD in various aspects of armed conflict, including within the conduct of hostilities, the treatment of prisoners of war or internees with a disability, the application of the CRPD in occupied territories (both state and non-state actor occupation), the provision of humanitarian aid, and the cessation of hostilities and inclusion of persons with disabilities in peace processes.
Approximately 500 million people with disabilities live in states affected by armed conflict. Despite this high number, persons with disabilities are often the forgotten victims of armed conflict.
The Geneva Academy is undertaking a three year project that seeks to improve the implementation and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict by:
Results of the project will be presented in the first quarter of 2019.
During one week, ten Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Iranian university teachers and scholars deepened their knowledge and expertise of UN human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.
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The Geneva Academy is selected as a leading school in LLM Guide’s recently published list of Top 10 LLM Programmes in Human Rights Law, along with other prestigious academic institutions like Columbia University, Leiden University, Georgetown University Law Center or the University of Essex.
In the context of the 2018 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), this event will address forced displacement and demographic engineering in Syria.
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This panel will focus on the practicalities of how international humanitarian law is used and the role it plays in the work of the UN human rights machinery.
This short course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.