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A Regional Consultation for Africa on the Future of the UN Treaty Body System

26 July 2017

Our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 held on 20–21 July its fourth regional consultation in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with Strathmore University Law School and the Universities of Nairobi and Pretoria.

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Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020: Update at the 2017 Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies

13 July 2017

The Geneva Academy informed, via an official submission, the chairpersons of all UN human rights treaty bodies about the latest developments of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.

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A New Portal for the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020

22 June 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.

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Regional Consultations

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Conferences

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In 2020, the General Assembly will review its 2014 resolution on strengthening the treaty body system. To prepare for that review, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has launched an academic research project to look at options for reform and long-term sustainability of the treaty body system. The academic process is open to all relevant stakeholders, and I encourage all the academics in this audience to become involved. This is a key opportunity to help define the future of the Covenants and the treaty body system

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Timeframe

The project started in 2015 and will be completed in 2017. Discover its timeframe and key milestones.

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Documents

Find all the documents of the project: background paper, concept note, suggested research questions, as well as reports of regional consultations and annual conferences.

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Selected Contributions

Selected contributions by academics and academic institutions in relation to the review of UN treaty bodies.

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Call for Paper

To allow the broadest possible participation of all stakeholders, we invite input to this research project until the end of September 2017.

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TEAM

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Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Robert Kolb is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics.

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Felix Kirchmeier

Manager of Policy Studies

Felix Kirchmeier oversees the conceptualization, development and implementation of policy research at the Geneva Academy. He is also Co-Coordinator of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.

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Kamelia Kemileva

Executive Manager

Kamelia Kemileva is Executive Manager of the Geneva Academy and Co-Coordinator of the Treaty Body Review 2020. She is also a visiting programme director at Wilton Park.

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Domenico Zipoli

Research Assistant

Domenico Zipoli is currently investigating the impact and modes of influence which National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) engagement has on treaty body recommendations; and the impact and modes of influence which NHRI engagement with the UN human rights treaty bodies has on domestic human rights standards.