2 November 2018, 13:15-14:45
Register start 5 October 2018
Register end 2 November 2018
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United Nations (UN) human rights bodies – Commissions of Inquiry, Special Rapporteurs, treaty bodies, the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council – are regularly called upon to address situations involving an armed conflict. While human rights law remains applicable and indeed critical to many aspects of conflict, a separate body of law – international humanitarian law (IHL) – is designed to regulate conduct of hostilities and provide protections throughout the conflict. Past years have seen much discussion over the legal interplay between these bodies of law.
This panel seeks to move beyond the past debates and focus on the practicalities of how IHL is used and the role it plays in the work of the UN human rights machinery.
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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.
This project forms part of our research cluster on sustainable development that aims to explore the linkages between sustainable development, the protection of the environment, climate change and the branches of international law that protect the rights of the most vulnerable.
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This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.