12 June 2023, 14:00-15:30
Register start 23 May 2023
Register end 13 June 2023
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action which led to the creation of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will explore how the international community can ensure that the UDHR continues to serve us for another 75 years. Accordingly, the panelists will discuss human rights gains over the 75 years since the adoption of the UDHR, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights, its gaps in addressing ongoing and future problems, and a way forward to ensure a better future. It is hoped that this event will contribute to global initiatives, including UN-led ones, around the UDHR’s anniversary and spark forward-looking discussions on what is required to ensure comprehensive and effective global human rights governance over the coming century.
The Geneva Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Clotilde Pégorier as our new Head of Education.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform facilitated the drafting process of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances' very first General Comment (GC) – now out for consultation – on enforced disappearances in the context of migration.
The Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform will take place in New York to explore the links between Geneva and New York, the relevance of Geneva's outputs in New York debates, and the implications for human rights.
This Human Rights Conversation will explore the extent to which an independent mechanism such as the Meta Oversight Board is akin to a human rights tribunal and the risks that could be linked to delegating such powers to a private authority.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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.
This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.
To unpack the challenges raised by artificial intelligence, this project will target two emerging and under-researched areas: digital military technologies and neurotechnology.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.