Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, shared their incredible personal experiences of fighting for human rights.
The event provided a unique opportunity for discussion, analysis and debate in order to ensure the continued relevance of academia's contribution to the various branches of international law applicable to armed conflicts.
At a seminar, UN experts, civil society representatives and staff of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights discussed the role of UN human rights mechanisms in the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants.
In an expert meeting organized at the Geneva Academy by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, more than 30 academics and practitioners discussed reparations by non-state armed groups during and following armed conflicts.
Reports submitted by states in the context of the review of UN Treaty Bodies highlight wide support to the recommendations presented in our publication Optimizing the UN Treaty Bodies System.
At a meeting co-organized with the permanent missions of Costa Rica and Japan to the United Nations in Geneva, Geneva-based diplomats discussed the current status of the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies.
Rabaa Husain Makie Al-Juma is the Chief Editor and CEO of the Bariq Al Dana magazine, a member of the International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) and of its Gender Council, a board member of the Kuwait Journalist Association, and a consultant for the International Kuwait Educational Company.
Students attending this year’s academic track of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law developed research proposals on a variety of transitional justice issues, often addressing new approaches and under-explored perspectives.
Mpho Somhlaba is a South African Diplomat responsible for humanitarian issues at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in Geneva and is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
During one day, more than 100 experts, practitioners, academics, diplomats and representatives of NGOs, international organizations and National Human Rights Institutions discussed and debated the connectivity of human rights mechanisms.