Past Events

Human Rights Conversations

Digital Human Rights Tracking Tools

3 June 2021, 15:00-16:30

This online Human Rights Conversation will discuss the value of new, innovative, online databases aimed at facilitating a more holistic approach to national monitoring and follow-up of international human rights recommendations.

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Pisciculture in Bengamis, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event

Draft General Comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

11 May 2021, 14:30-16:30

This online event will discuss the draft General Comment on land and economic, social and cultural rights currently developed by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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Warning sign about use of camera Event

Digitalization in the Cities and Privacy for Citizens

30 April 2021, 14:00-15:00

This online panel at the WSIS Forum 2021 – co-organized with the Geneva Cities Hub – will discuss digitalization in cities and citizen's privacy.

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View of a session of the UN Human Rights Council Event

UN Human Rights Council at 15 – Role and Perspectives

28 April 2021, 14:00-15:30

This online event – co-organized with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland – will discuss the Council’s membership and internal dynamics, as well as selected mechanisms.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

20 April 2021, 12:30-14:00

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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A U.S. Marine fires an M240B machine gun at a target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill Military Briefings

Tactical Decision Making on Targeting: A Comparative Overview of Counter-Insurgency and Near-Peer Scenarios

19 April 2021, 18:30-20:00

This Military Briefing will look into how decisions on targeting take place in practice in contextually different conflicts and the operational difficulties involved in the process.

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Camera Wall Event

Possible Priorities for the Next UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

16 April 2021

This informal meeting with NGOs and academics – organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform – will discuss potential priorities for the next UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.

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The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: A Tool to Protect the Right to Land

15 April 2021, 15:00-16:30

This Learning Lab, co-organised with the International Land Coalition (ILC), will provide ILC members and the broader land community with the basics of UNDROP, the right to land and its implementation.

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Kofi Annan at a session of the UN Human Rights Commission Human Rights Conversations

Lessons Learned from the Commission for the HRC Status Review

18 March 2021, 14:00-15:30

At this online side event, John Pace, Secretary of the former UN Commission on Human Rights will present his recent book, which provides a detailed account of the work of the Commission to the UN Human Rights Council.

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Libya, Benghazi, Public University: destroyed buildings Event

Reparation for Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law

17 March 2021, 14:00-20:15

This one-day online conference will discuss the right to reparation under international law.

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