28 September 2020, 18:30-20:00
UN Photo/Mark Garten
Catherine Marchi-Uhel initially started working as a young judge handling offenses by juveniles in France. After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focusing more on human rights, she came across an opportunity to go to the Former Yugoslavia. From there, she continued to develop her career in international law – at the Yugoslav and Rwandan Tribunals, in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, as the Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, and most recently at the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes Committed in Syria.
Though it may appear linear at first glance, Ms Marchi-Uhel has taken many twists and turns into the unknown. ‘I have always looked at jobs as opportunities for me to learn, to do something different and to hopefully put my skills to the best possible use. You never know exactly what you signed up for until you do it, but it is about being ready to embrace uncertainties and challenges, whether they are legal or of a different nature.’
In this opening lecture of the 2020–2021 academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel will share with our students her experience and advice on a career in international law through an interactive discussion.
This event is primarily aimed at our incoming students.
External persons can attend this event but exclusively online via this link (passcode: 668157) which will allow them to follow the discussion.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform and the Geneva Cities Hub hosted an online panel to discuss privacy in the context of cities’ increased digitalization. Attended by municipal authorities and communities from around the globe interested in learning more about the privacy challenges related to the digitalization of cities, it brought together a diverse panel with in-depth experience in smart cities projects.
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Following the withdrawal of US troops and the fact that the Taliban gained effective control over most of the country, including Kabul, we revised the classification of the armed conflicts that are taking place in the country.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
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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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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
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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.
This project aims at providing support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voulé by addressing emerging issues affecting civic space and eveloping tools and materials allowing various stakeholders to promote and defend civic space.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.