Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The ‘Right On’ weekly webchat – launched at the beginning of April 2020 with a group of partners – analysed every week during the confinement a human rights issue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten online events – which brought leading experts and practitioners including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet – allowed discussing the human rights dimensions and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the gendered impact of the crisis, challenges to privacy, consequences in conflict-related contexts, or business responsibilities during such health crisis. They can all be watched or re-watched at any time.
Due to its success and the fact that it allowed us to reach out to audiences outside Geneva, this series will resume in September 2020 at the pace of one online event per month.
In an online IHL Talk early April, we discussed the challenges faced by humanitarian organizations in organizing the response to COVID-19, as well as states' obligation of due diligence to prevent the further spread of the virus.
Our experts and professors have commented and provided expert advice on the human rights and humanitarian implications of the pandemic via blog posts, publications and participation in podcasts:
As of September 2020 and for the 2020–2021 academic year, we offer a combination of education on location and online.2021 academic year, we offer a combination of education on location and online.
We've put in place the necessary IT facilities and support to ensure the smooth running of all our classes in an environment that ensures high-quality teaching and interactions between all participants
We are adapting rapidly to the situation related to the COVID–19 pandemic and are in a position to ensure continued high quality and interactive teaching for our three master’s programmes.
From the human rights impact of COVID–19 to responding to the pandemic in conflict zones, discover what our experts and events say on the issue!