17-18 October 2018
This seminar, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, will address the role which domestic human rights actors play within the United Nations (UN) human rights treaty body (TB) system.
Building on the various national stakeholders’ experiences in interacting with the system, the conference focused on the changes potentially brought about by the 2020 review of the system.
Ministerial representatives, independent state institutions (National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudspersons) and civil society organizations will share their experiences and discuss how to build a more effective United Nations UN human rights TB system for all stakeholders.
The first panel will address ways in which independent state institutions can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures, coordinating institutional structures within the State apparatus and amongst independent State institutions.
The second panel will focus on the ways in which civil society organizations can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures and civil society organizations.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform addressed the issue of digital connectivity in the field of human rights via an expert meeting in the morning and a public discussion in the afternoon.
UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
Our new working paper Assessment Tool for Special Procedures' Impact Evaluation – Developing an Initial Framework examines how to further develop methodologies to appraise the impact of UN Special Procedures.
UN Women/Ryan Brown
This Human Rights Conversation will discuss child participation in the work of UN human rights mechanisms and opportunities to move away from today’s reliance on individual organizations or UN representatives’ initiatives.
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 online short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This project aims at providing support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voulé by addressing emerging issues affecting civic space and eveloping tools and materials allowing various stakeholders to promote and defend civic space.
UN Photo/Violaine Martin
The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.