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Discover the main activities and highlights of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.

TRIP Meeting at the Geneva Academy News

An Efficient Tool to Implement UN Treaty Bodies’ Recommendations

30 September 2019

At an expert conference co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, 30 UN treaty body (TB) experts, academics, national and international NGOs and governmental representatives discussed the implementation of a new mechanism aimed at improving the work of UN TBs, the TRIP: Technical Review of Implementation Progress.

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Felix Kirchmeier Named Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

2 September 2019

As Executive Director of the new Geneva Human Rights Platform, he will notably lead the development of this new platform to anchor it in international Geneva.

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Our New Visiting Fellow: Ibrahim Salama

27 August 2019

Ibrahim Salama is the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He just joined the Geneva Academy as Visiting Fellow and will stay with us until end of 2019.

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Productive Discussions for the Panel Event on ‘Human Rights and Digital Technologies: New Insights’

23 July 2019

This expert panel discussed nascent challenges in the sphere of evolving digital technologies and their impact on human rights.

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Panelists at the 2019 Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture News

Human Rights Warriors Tell their Stories at the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

23 July 2019

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, shared their incredible personal experiences of fighting for human rights.

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Outlining the Role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

25 June 2019

At a seminar, UN experts, civil society representatives and staff of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights discussed the role of UN human rights mechanisms in the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants.

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Optimizing UN Treaty Bodies: Wide Support to the Recommendations Emanating from our Academic Platform

18 June 2019

Reports submitted by states in the context of the review of UN Treaty Bodies highlight wide support to the recommendations presented in our publication Optimizing the UN Treaty Bodies System.

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Geneva Diplomats Briefed about the 2020 Review of UN Treaty Bodies

18 June 2019

At a meeting co-organized with the permanent missions of Costa Rica and Japan to the United Nations in Geneva, Geneva-based diplomats discussed the current status of the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies.

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Successful First Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

3 June 2019

During one day, more than 100 experts, practitioners, academics, diplomats and representatives of NGOs, international organizations and National Human Rights Institutions discussed and debated the connectivity of human rights mechanisms.

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New Publication Provides Guidance to Improve the UN Human Rights Individual Complaints Mechanism

27 May 2019

Our new publication addresses the handling of individual communications, tackles efficiency questions related to this procedure and outlines a series of key recommendations to improve the system, including the creation of a registry to provide substantive legal support to United Nations treaty bodies.

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