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The Geneva Academy Goes Online

8 April 2020

In a very short time, our institution, like many others, had to adapt to the current situation and rethink the way we operate, work, conduct research and transfer knowledge to our students, as well as via our events and conferences.

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Coronavirus: Information for our Community and Visitors

3 April 2020

This page, which is regularly updated, details the implications of the current health situation for our community and visitors. Last update: 3 April 2020.

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Treaty Bodies, States and NGOs Discuss the Last Report of the UN Secretary General

19 March 2020

At a meeting of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, diplomats, members of UN treaty bodies (TBs) and civil society representatives discussed and exchanged around this document and the upcoming review of UN TBs by the UN General Assembly.

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New Models of Governance Must Address the Human Rights Challenges Raised by Artificial Intelligence

2 March 2020

Our New Research Brief Human Rights and the Governance of Artificial Intelligence discusses the opportunities and risks that AI represents for human rights, recalls that international human rights law should occupy a central place in the governance of AI and outlines two additional avenues to regulation: public procurement and standardization.

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Dr Christophe Golay is Shortlisted for the Position of UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

17 February 2020

Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Dr Christophe Golay, is a candidate for the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

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UN Secretary General Refers to our Work in his Latest Report on the Status of the Human Rights Treaty Body System

7 February 2020

In his latest report to the UN General Assembly on the status of the human rights treaty body system, António Guterres refers to our work on the future of UN treaty bodies.

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Human Rights Mechanisms Must Play a Key Role in the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Right of Peasants

3 February 2020

Our new Research Brief discusses the role of human rights mechanisms at national, regional and international levels in monitoring the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform in 2020

24 January 2020

In 2020, the Geneva Human Rights Platform will continue to work on the connectivity of human rights mechanisms, broadening the scope by also looking at the connectivity of Geneva-based human rights bodies with regional mechanisms in Africa, the Americas and Europe.

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The Treaty Body Members Platform in 2019

20 December 2019

The 2019 meetings focused on the rights of the child, corruption, the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies, missing persons, trafficking and prostitution, as well as individual complaints.

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Statement by UN Special Procedures and Treaty Body Members on the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

19 December 2019

The statement, which refers to our Research Brief  on the implementation of the Declaration, contains many recommendations entailed in this publication.

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