Event information

19 June 2019, 13:15-14:30

Downloads

Flyer >

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Economic Complicity with the Pinochet’s Dictatorship

Event

Cover page of the book Cover page of the book

FES Logo

This event, co-organized with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, marks the launch in Geneva of the new book by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights, co-edited with Karinna Fernández, a Chilean human rights lawyer, and Sebastián Smart, PhD in Latin American Studies and Human Rights at University College of London.

Complicidad económica con la dictadura chilena. Un país desigual a la fuerza (LOM Ed., Santiago, 2019) discusses the responsibility of Pinochet’s economic accomplices. It demonstrates, with theoretical arguments and empirical studies that focus on the behaviour of economic actors of the Pinochet´s dictatorship is crucial to achieving basic objectives in terms of justice, memory, reparation, and non-repetition measures.

Panelists will notably discuss the 1978 Antonio Cassese’s report on the role of the lenders in the context of the Chilean dictatorship.

Moderator

  • Felix Kirchmeier, Manager of Policy Studies and Coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights and Co-Editor of the book
  • Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Robert Roth, Former Director, Geneva Academy and Honorary Professor, University of Geneva Law Faculty
  • Sebastian Smart, PhD in Human Rights and Latin American Studies at University College of London and Co-Editor of the book

Sandwiches

Sandwiches will be served between 12:45 and 13:15

Location

Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

Access for People with Disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

A general view at a 26th session of the Human Rights Council News

Human Rights Mechanisms Must Play a Key Role in the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Right of Peasants

3 February 2020

Our new Research Brief discusses the role of human rights mechanisms at national, regional and international levels in monitoring the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

Read more

Photo of an art installation: The installation is made up of robots with eyes. When a user begins to interact with their smartphone, one of the robot eyes opens and begins looking around the room. When the interaction is over, the eye closes again. News

New Models of Governance Must Address the Human Rights Challenges Raised by Artificial Intelligence

2 March 2020

Our New Research Brief Human Rights and the Governance of Artificial Intelligence discusses the opportunities and risks that AI represents for human rights, recalls that international human rights law should occupy a central place in the governance of AI and outlines two additional avenues to regulation: public procurement and standardization.

Read more

Event

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

Join us online to discuss the protection of the rights of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more

A general view of participants during of the 33nd ordinary session of the Human Rights Council. Training

The Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights System: Raising the Bar on Accountability

2-6 November 2020

This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.

Read more

Young boy in a slum Training

Formation en ligne sur les Droits Economiques, Sociaux et Culturels

12 October - 29 November 2020

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 oeuvre.

Read more

Human Rights Council: a general view of the room XX during the 31st regular opening of session, Geneva, Switzerland Project

Universality in the Human Rights Council

Completed in January 2015

This project, launched in 2016, examines different concepts of universality, maps contemporary challenges to the principle of HR universality in the context of specific themes covered by the HRC and discusses the role of the HRC in the promotion and protection of universally guaranteed HR.

Read more

Panel Discussion: Project

Treaty Body Members’ Platform

Started in January 2014

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.

Read more

Cover page of the Annual Report 2019 Publication

Annual Report 2019

published on May 2020

Read more