11-15 November 2019
Organized by the University of Geneva, in partnership with the Geneva Academy, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Republic and State of Geneva and the Festival Les Créatives, the 2019 Human Rights Week proposes a rich programme of conferences, debates, exhibitions, a film screening, and cultural events.
The 2019 edition will notably comprise a scientific colloquium on 14 and 15 November on the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law. Background research for this colloquium has been conducted by the Geneva Academy.
Abel Vijayakumar is enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of LAW (MTJ). In this interview he tells about the programme and life in Geneva.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform is collaborating with the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and OHCHR in the development of an online database aimed at assessing the impact of the UN human rights treaty body system.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter-terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
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 research project examined the impact of innovation and the development of new information technologies on human rights.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.