About the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Flag of the Geneva Human Rights Platform on the Pont du Mont-Blanc in Geneva Flag of the Geneva Human Rights Platform on the Pont du Mont-Blanc in Geneva

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system. Relying on academic research and findings, it works to enable various actors to be better connected, break silos, and, hence, advance human rights.

A ‘Mechanisms Lab’

As a ‘Mechanisms Lab’, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.

The GHRP promotes the sharing, exchange and collaboration across different human rights actors, using its independent, neutral and academic status. It also actively explores possible links and synergies in areas outside human rights, including humanitarian affairs, public health, development assistance, and science and technology.

The GHRP holds regular events, diplomatic briefings, conferences, expert roundtables and private meetings, and informs ongoing processes via targeted research and publications.

Building Capacity

The GHRP supports the international community in engaging more effectively with the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies to address current human rights challenges. Its Training Hub builds the capacity of civil society and other stakeholders on the Geneva-based international human rights system, its use and its impact on various policy areas.

Team

Felix Kirchmeier

Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Domenico Zipoli

Research Fellow and Project Coordinator

Stefania Di Stefano

Project Officer at the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Victoire Berrebi

Project Assistant at the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Nathalie Mivelaz Tirabosco

Head of Communication and External Relations

Tatiana Avanthay

Communication and IT Officer

Human Rights Platforms

Develops Connections

The GHRP creates new opportunities for all stakeholders in the field of human rights in and outside Geneva to meet, exchange information and debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council

Reflects on Functioning

As a ‘Mechanisms Lab’, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.

View of the UN Human Rights Committee during a meeting

Builds Capacity

Via training courses, targeted research and publications, briefings for diplomats and expert roundtables, the GHRP supports the international community to engage more effectively with the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies.