25 January 2021
At an online high-level meeting organized by Colombia’s Constitutional Court, our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will present the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Living in Rural Areas (UNDROP) and its potential to protect the rights of peasants in the country.
Other speakers and participants include current and former Presidents of Colombia, as well as the judges of Colombia’s Constitutional Court.
This participation forms part of our work to ensure the UNDROP implementation on the ground by developing tools and guidance for various stakeholders, training relevant constituencies, raising awareness of decision-makers and focusing on specific rights enshrined in the Declaration.
‘It is a great opportunity to present our work on the rights of peasants at this high-level meeting. Exchanging with constitutional court judges, the current President and his predecessors about the rights of peasants and raising their awareness about the rights enshrined in the Declaration and their respective roles and responsibilities to protect them are key to ensure changes on the ground’ underlines Dr Golay.
Our Research Fellow Dr Domenico Zipoli just defended with success his PhD thesis The Power of Engagement: Assessing the Effectiveness of Cooperation between UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions.
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.
The 2021 Annual Conference will discuss the connectivity between national human rights actors and the Geneva-based international mechanisms.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This six-year project aims to provide evidence-based knowledge for the formulation and promotion of innovative strategies and policy options that improve food sustainability.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
UN PHOTO /Jean Marc Ferre