17-18 October 2018
This seminar, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, will address the role which domestic human rights actors play within the United Nations (UN) human rights treaty body (TB) system.
Building on the various national stakeholders’ experiences in interacting with the system, the conference focused on the changes potentially brought about by the 2020 review of the system.
Ministerial representatives, independent state institutions (National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudspersons) and civil society organizations will share their experiences and discuss how to build a more effective United Nations UN human rights TB system for all stakeholders.
The first panel will address ways in which independent state institutions can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures, coordinating institutional structures within the State apparatus and amongst independent State institutions.
The second panel will focus on the ways in which civil society organizations can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures and civil society organizations.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
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.
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.