25 January 2021
At an online high-level meeting organized by Colombia’s Constitutional Court, our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will present the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Living in Rural Areas (UNDROP) and its potential to protect the rights of peasants in the country.
Other speakers and participants include current and former Presidents of Colombia, as well as the judges of Colombia’s Constitutional Court.
This participation forms part of our work to ensure the UNDROP implementation on the ground by developing tools and guidance for various stakeholders, training relevant constituencies, raising awareness of decision-makers and focusing on specific rights enshrined in the Declaration.
‘It is a great opportunity to present our work on the rights of peasants at this high-level meeting. Exchanging with constitutional court judges, the current President and his predecessors about the rights of peasants and raising their awareness about the rights enshrined in the Declaration and their respective roles and responsibilities to protect them are key to ensure changes on the ground’ underlines Dr Golay.
Two years have passed since the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. On this occasion, we are launching, together with the International Land Coalition, an easy-to-use manual that looks into how this historical declaration can be used to protect the right to land.
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The Geneva Academy is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Professor Christof Heyns. He was an incredible force of inspiration for all of us at the Geneva Academy – students, researchers and professors.
From its adoption to its content and implementation, this training course provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants, as well as tools to protect and promote the rights of peasants, rural women, fisher, pastoralist and nomadic communities, as well as agricultural workers.
This training course explores the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides participants with practical tools to include ESCR and the SDGs in their work.
After having provided academic support to the negotiation of the UN Declaration for ten years, this research project focuses on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.