The Academic Platform to Treaty Body Review 2020 as hosted by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has just been enriched by its fourth regional consultation, which took place on July 20-21 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted by Strathmore University Law School, together with the Universities of Nairobi and Pretoria, the Africa consultation gathered academics, civil society and persons involved in Treaty Body and African (or regional) human rights mechanisms to discuss their views on the 2020 Treaty Body Review as initiated in 2014 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Complementarity with the African human rights mechanisms, maximizing the effectiveness of Treaty Body activity and increasing Treaty Body accessibility in the region were amongst the issues discussed during the two days consultation.
The Geneva Academy is now looking forward to the remaining regional consultations to the Academic Platform, which will take place in Amman 21-22 of August and New Delhi 6-7 of October 2017.
The Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 has an entirely new portal on our website, allowing visitors to easily access key information about this project, its documents, timeframe, regional consultations, annual conferences and the team.
Our 2016 Annual Report is out! It provides an overview of our activities and achievements.
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This course, ahead of the main UN Human Rights Council session, allows participants to develop their network and acquire the necessary skills to lead and perform effectively in this major forum for human rights diplomacy.
Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en œuvre.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.
Sandra Pointet / Geneva Academy
The digital age offers unique opportunities to strengthen human rights implementation and monitoring and has transformed the means through which human rights are exercised. Equally, the digital age poses unique challenges in ensuring that states and businesses respect and protect our rights in the digital forum. The full extent of the human rights implications of the digital age remain unknown; we are undertaking research to explore these implications.