The Guidelines for Lawyers in Support to Peaceful Assemblies (henceforth, ‘the Guidelines’), presented at the 47th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association Clément N. Voule provide a set of key principles on the role of lawyers in upholding the rights to freedom of assembly and association, as well as a non-exhaustive list of practical recommendations for lawyers, aimed at supporting them in their work facilitating access to justice in the context of peaceful assemblies. As such, this groundbreaking document represents a concrete means to promote the respect, protection, and fulfilment of the right to freedom of association and assembly (FoAA).
This event aims at promoting the use of these Guidelines within legal professions.
The discussion notably aims at:
This event will take place online on our Zoom platform, with Spanish and English interpretation.
This event is co-organized by our Geneva Human Right Platform, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Geneva Bar Association, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United States Permanent Mission in Geneva and the International Commission of Jurists.
It is also co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch
Canada, CIVICUS, The Vance centre of the New York Bar Association, Media Defense, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
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A Geneva Academy research supported the entire process that led to the development of the Roadmap, including support to the stocktaking analysis, roadmap drafting and coordination of the consultation and research process.
In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
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Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados de Chile
This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.
This research project, aims via the drafting of a practitioners’ guide on human rights and countering corruption, to clarify the conceptual relationship between human rights, good governance and anticorruption, demonstrate the negative impact of corruption on human rights and provide guidance and make practical recommendations for effectively using the UN human rights system in anti-corruption efforts.