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This bilingual workshop, held in English and French, thanks to the support of SOS Faim Luxembourg, aims to raise awareness about the upcoming changes to the European Union (EU) seed marketing legislation, and explore pathways to align it with the right to seeds recognized by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
UNDROP’s right to seeds, through its holistic approach, requires legislative changes at EU and national levels in many different policy fields. This webinar will focus on those that are needed within rules that govern the marketing of seeds, which are undergoing a reform process, with an EU Commission proposal expected by the end of 2022.
This bilingual workshop, held in English and French, aimed to raise awareness about the upcoming changes to the EU seed marketing legislation and explore pathways to align it with the right to seeds.
Our new Research Brief The Right to Seeds in Europe (also available in French and Spanish) focuses on the steps that the EU and the EU Member States shall take – via the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) – to better protect the right to seeds.
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Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform that will take place online and in Geneva on 12 October 2021 is open.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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