23 May 2019
During one week, 12 academics from China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran Malaysia and Vietnam deepened their knowledge and expertise of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.
Through a series of workshops, practical exercises, discussions with leading experts, UN officials and diplomats, as well as direct observation of the Universal Periodic Review process and the work of the UN Committee against Torture, participants acquired a rare insight into the functioning of Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.
‘One of the core objectives of this training course is to provide participants with the tools to link theory with practice and to fully grasp with the political and legal nature of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms’ underlines Kamelia Kemileva, Special Projects Manager at the Geneva Academy.
‘It is the third year that we co-organize it and we look forward to renewing this rewarding experience with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in the years to come and continue to make UN mechanisms more accessible and understandable for academics’ she adds.
The two coordinators of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, Felix Kirchmeier and Kamelia Kemileva, presented our publication ‘Optimizing the UN Treaty Bodies System’ at an informal meeting of the European Union Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM).
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
During one week, 14 academics from five countries deepened their knowledge and expertise of United Nations human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.
This event, co-organized with the ATLAS Network will feature prominent women in international law. Coming from different professional backgrounds, they will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
ILO Asia and Pacific
This event aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures.
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.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
This short course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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.