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September 2023 - August 2024
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 28 November 2022
Application end 24 February 2023
Application end (with scholarship) 27 January 2023

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Eric Tistounet

Eric Tistounet

Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Areas of expertise

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

Eric Tistounet is the Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Since joining the UN in 1987, Mr Tistounet served inter alia as Secretary of various UN treaty bodies, in particular, the UN Human Rights Committee, as External Relations Officer, and as Chief of Cabinet of the High Commissioner.

He was appointed as the last Secretary of the UN Commission on Human Rights in 2003 and the first of the UN Human Rights Council in 2006. During a recent sabbatical leave at the Geneva Academy, he wrote a comprehensive textbook entitled ‘The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy’, published by Elgar Publishing in February 2020.

Taught Courses

50th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council Master in transitional justice - Course

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

This course will provide a practical insight into the United Nations(UN) human rights mechanisms, placing particular emphasis on the UN human rights treaty bodies and the UN Human Rights Council.

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50th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council LLM - Course

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

This course will provide a practical insight into the United Nations(UN) human rights mechanisms, placing particular emphasis on the UN human rights treaty bodies and the UN Human Rights Council.

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Publications

Cover page of the book

The UN Human Rights Council

2021

Eric Tistounet

Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Binder, Nowak, Hofbauer and Janig (eds.)

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Cover page of the book

The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy

2020

Eric Tistounet

Edward Elgar Publishing

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