15 October 2021
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In his new report to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule unpacks challenges and threats facing individuals, communities and organizations exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate action and just transitions. In his report, he notably calls on states to create an enabling environment for civil society addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies, including fostering a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the UNGA 3rd Committee, this online side event – co-organized with OHCHR, ICNL, ECNL, ISHR, DAR Peru, the Geneva Academy, Solidarity Center, EarthRights, and Greenpeace International – will bring together climate justice activists from around the world to discuss report findings and to share key actions to ensure the implementation of its recommendations.
Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Tara Houska, First Nation Couchiching, Founder of Giniw Collective
Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
Lebogang Mulaisi, Congress of South African Trade Unions
Interpretation into Spanish and French available.
In an article published in The Journal of Peasant Studies, our Senior Research Fellow Dr Joanna Bourke Martignoni discusses – on the basis of research carried out at the Geneva Academy – the extent to which a feminist approach makes a difference to the realization of the rights to food, land, decent work, and social security.
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Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform that will take place online and in Geneva on 12 October 2021 is open.
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The two-day Scientific Colloquium of the 2021 Human Rights Week will explore the different facets of discrimination and inequalities and will discuss their human rights impact in our contemporary world.
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This IHL Talk, co-organized with the International Peace Institute (IPI), aims at contrasting approaches to, and decision-making on, humanitarian affairs in the relevant multilateral fora in New York and Geneva.
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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.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.