8 November 2019
On 25 October 2019, staff from the Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP), the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights and invited experts briefed state representatives in Geneva about new research around follow-up mechanisms to treaty bodies (TBs) output, as well as the latest discussions towards the 2020 TB Review in New York.
The briefing also informed diplomats about the recent expert meeting, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights on the ‘TRIP: Technical Review of Implementation Progress ’ as a means to enhance follow-up and national level ownership of TBs recommendations.
It also provided an opportunity to reflect on the UN General Assembly side event on 8 October in New York and the state of debate preparing the upcoming TB Review outcome resolution, expected in 2020.
‘As we organize discussions in New York on the substantive questions of the 2020 review of the TB system, we continue to reflect New York's political debate on that topic in Geneva. We hope this way we can strengthen the inter-continental exchange much needed on this topic’ states Felix Kirchmeier, GHRP Executive Director.
This meeting forms part of the Geneva Academy Fridays series. Hosted once a month, the Geneva Academy Fridays are a GHRP events series, addressing the diplomatic community and informing about research developments related to the process of strengthening the UN TB System.
Dr Amna Nazir is a Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights at Birmingham City University. She also holds an Editorship at Harvard Law School’s Program in Islamic Law. She just started as Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Academy, working remotely from Birmingham, and will stay with us until the end of March 2021.
In this interview, Ely Cossio, currently enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, tells about the programme and life in Geneva
The 2021 Annual Conference will discuss the connectivity between national human rights actors and the Geneva-based international mechanisms.
This online event is co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders and the Ordre des Avocats Genève.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
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.
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.
UN PHOTO /Jean Marc Ferre