11-15 November 2019
Organized by the University of Geneva, in partnership with the Geneva Academy, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Republic and State of Geneva and the Festival Les Créatives, the 2019 Human Rights Week proposes a rich programme of conferences, debates, exhibitions, a film screening, and cultural events.
The 2019 edition will notably comprise a scientific colloquium on 14 and 15 November on the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law. Background research for this colloquium has been conducted by the Geneva Academy.
In this interview, Tatjana Milovanović, currently enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, tells us about the programme.
For this spring semester, we offer a series of online short courses on topical and contemporary issues in the field of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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 research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados de Chile
This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.