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

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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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Academics Trained on the Geneva-Based Human Rights Mechanisms

23 May 2019

During one week, academics from China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran Malaysia and Viet Nam deepened their knowledge and expertise of United Nations human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.

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Formal Input into the UN Secretary-General Report on the Reform of UN Treaty Bodies

18 March 2019

Our submission for the upcoming report of the United Nations Secretary-General – the final official input into the intergovernmental debate on the 2020 treaty body review  – summarizes the recommendations entailed in our publication Optimizing the UN Treaty Body System.

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Geneva Diplomats Briefed about New Research on the National Impact of United Nations Treaty Bodies

5 March 2019

As part of the Geneva Academy Fridays series, researchers from 20 countries briefed state representatives about their research on the national impact of the United Nations treaty bodies.

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Multi-Stakeholder Consultation to Integrate Gender-Sensitive and Gender-Responsive Frameworks in Business Activities

5 February 2019

Academics, representatives of international organizations, members of UN treaty bodies, the private sector, business associations and civil society discussed the integration of a ‘gender lens’ to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Members of United Nations Treaty Bodies Discuss Individual Communication Procedures

28 January 2019

At a meeting in Paris, members of United Nations (UN) human rights treaty bodies as well as staff from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, staff from regional human rights courts and academics discussed UN TBs individual communication procedures.

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