Call for Papers: The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing International Humanitarian Law

Voting during the  40th session of the Human Rights Council, March 2019 Voting during the  40th session of the Human Rights Council, March 2019

1 April 2019

In the perspective of a conference co-organized with the Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva), the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Canton of Geneva, we invite proposals that address the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law (IHL).

‘Proposals should focus on how human rights mechanisms could increase their impact on the respect of IHL and how the related risks can be reduced or avoided’ explains Professor Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.

‘The Geneva Academy will also prepare, for the conference, a policy paper on overcoming difficulties for human rights protection mechanisms to apply IHL’ he adds.

Eligibility

Graduate and postgraduate law researchers having obtained their PhD within the past 10 years.

Deadlines

Applicants are invited to submit proposals of up to 500 words, in English, plus a short biographical note of 100 words, and 5 keywords to Alice Breathe (alice.breath[at]unige.ch) by Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Applicants whose proposals have been selected will be informed by Monday 1 July 2019.

Final papers, of about 8,000 words in English, to be submitted by selected applicants will be due by Monday 30 September 2019.

Conference

The Conference will take place on 14-15 November in Geneva. It will bring together graduate and postgraduate researchers (selected on the basis of their proposals), experienced academics and practitioners from the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and elsewhere.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Portrait of Melina Fuidelis in front of the Geneva Lake News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

16 December 2019

In this interview, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, who is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

Read more

Portrait of Melina Fidelis Tzourou News

Meet our Pictet Team: Melina Fidelis Tzourou

2 March 2020

Melina Fidelis Tzourou is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. From 7 to 14 March, she will travel to Bali, Indonesia to represent the Geneva Academy at the Anglophone Edition of the 2020 Jean-Pictet Competition – along with Chiemelie Michael Agu and Yulia Mogutova.

Read more

Event

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

Join us online to discuss the protection of the rights of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more

View of Villa Moynier Event

Open House: Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

16 June 2020, 12:00-14:00

Join us for our open house to learn more about this part-time programme designed professionals, meet staff, students and alumni, and discuss career opportunities.

Read more

Young boy in a slum Training

Formation en ligne sur les Droits Economiques, Sociaux et Culturels

12 October - 29 November 2020

Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en oeuvre.

Read more

A farmer in her field, DRC Training

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

7-11 December 2020

From its adoption to its content and implementation, this training course provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants, as well as tools to protect and promote the rights of peasants, rural women, fisher, pastoralist and nomadic communities, as well as agricultural workers.

Read more

Central African Republic, Ouham province, village of Ouogo. International Humanitarian Law dissemination session to members of the Peoples' Army for the Restoration of Democracy. Project

From Words to Deeds: A Study of Armed Non-State Actors’ Practice and Interpretation of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms

Started in January 2017

This project aims at compiling and analysing the practice and interpretation of selected international humanitarian law and human rights norms by armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It has a pragmatic double objective: first, to offer a comparative analysis of IHL and human rights norms from the perspective of ANSAs, and second, to inform strategies of humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, in particular the content of a possible ‘Model Code of Conduct’.

Read more

Session of the UN Human Rights Committee Project

Treaty Body Review 2020

Started in January 2018

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.

Read more

Cover page of the Annual Report 2019 Publication

Annual Report 2019

published on May 2020

Read more