A Human Rights Mechanisms Lab

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it enables various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.


paper people Event

Establishing Effective Helpdesks on Business and Human Rights

26 June 2024, 14:00-15:00

Organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, in co-operation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Geneva office and OHCHR, this panel discussion will examine how helpdesks on business and human rights that can overcome practical challenges.

Read more >

Hands and Data Human Rights Conversations

The Emergence of Open-Source Information and Intelligence: What Challenges and Opportunities for UN Special Procedures?

10 June 2024, 12:30-14:00

This Human Rights Conversation will explore the potential of Open-Source Information and Intelligence in advancing the work of UN Special Procedures, identifying and analysing challenges and risks, and assessing how they could be mitigated.

Read more >

GHRP Womens Rights Training News

Enhancing the Promotion and Protection of Women's Rights: A Training Course for Civil Society Organisations

16 May 2024

From 1 March to 7 May 2024, the Geneva Human Rights Platform’s Training Hub organized an online customized training course on Women’s Rights, sponsored by the Irene M. Staehelin Foundation.

Read more >

Human Rights Platforms


The GHRP targeted initiatives provide support to Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and inform decisions related to their sustainable functioning.

Read more

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council

Training Hub

The GHRP Training Hub offers practical training courses on the work and functioning of United Nations human rights mechanisms. It intends to serve as a central hub and federating structure for human rights training courses in Geneva.

Read more

View of the UN Human Rights Committee during a meeting


Subscribe to the GHRP monthly newsletter to stay updated on our activities, as well as on broader discussions and updates related to the work of Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.

Read more


Neurotechnology and Human Rights

play button with screenshot

Human Rights Conversations : To Ban or not to Ban: Religious Symbols and Women’s Rights

play button with screenshot

Human Rights Conversation: Child Participation in the work of UN Human Rights Mechanisms