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Use of Force in Law Enforcement and the Right to Life: The Role of the UN Human Rights Council

29 November 2016

Our new publication examines how the right to life is affected by law enforcement agencies’ use of force and identifies how the HRC could further promote respect for international standards governing policing.

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Participants in the expert seminar on the right to land and other natural resources, Palais des Nations, 17 November 2016 News

Expert Seminar: The Right to Land and Other Natural Resources

28 November 2016

More than 60 participants – leading experts, states’ representatives, academics and civil society’s representatives – discussed the inclusion of a right to land and other natural resources in the UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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Regional Consultation for Easter Europe in Moscow News

Two Regional Consultations on the Future of the UN Treaty Body System

21 November 2016

In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, an academic process contributing to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the General Assembly, we held two regional consultations, for Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Creeping Trend Towards Increased Tolerance for Torture

3 November 2016

Video interview with Dr Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy and new Special Rapporteur on torture.

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2016 Best LLM Paper Prize

28 October 2016

The 2016 LLM Paper Prize is awarded to Ms Vanessa Murphy for her exceptional academic work.

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The 2016 Graduation Ceremony

28 October 2016

Congratulations to our LLM and Executive Master Graduates! We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

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2016 Henry Dunant Research Prize

26 October 2016

The 2016 Henry Dunant Research Prize is awarded to Ms Sabrina Henry.

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Nils Melzer at the United Nations Office at Geneva after his appointment as Special Rapporteur on torture News

Dr Nils Melzer appointed Special Rapporteur on Torture

6 October 2016

The UN Human Rights Council appointed  Dr Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy, the next Special Rapporteur on torture.

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Military Briefings

3 October 2016

We are launching a series of Military Briefings relating to military institutions and the law for our students.

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Picture of Painting on a Wall in Columbia Regarding the Peace Treaty News

Looking Forward to the New Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

6 June 2016

There are just three months left before the start of our new one-year master programme in transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law! With September just around the corner, we are putting the final touches to the programme and get ready to welcome our students at the Geneva Academy.

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