3 March 2021, 15:00-17:00
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, and the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances, with the support of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, are convening a webinar on sharing experiences and outcomes of actions taken to promote the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances and the recognition of the full competence of the Committee.
This event will take stock of the actions carried out to promote the ratification of the Convention and share experiences and practices from the perspective of States representatives, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and UN experts.
The aim is to promote direct contact and information sharing between involved actors to further strengthen strategies and identify actions to be taken.
This event will take place online on the platform Zoom.
Sahar Ammar is a Project Associate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) department of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) in Geneva. In this interview, she tells about the programme and what it brought to her career.
During an online expert meeting hosted by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, more than 20 UN Special Rapporteurs and members of UN working groups, as well as OHCHR staff, civil society representatives and lawyers explored how the impact of UN Special Procedures’ visits, recommendations and inquiries can be effectively measured and evaluated.
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 short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
A series of events aimed at discussing contemporary issues and challenges related to the promotion and protection of human rights in Geneva and beyond.
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.