19 May 2021
In the context of the 2021 Human Rights Week and its academic colloquium, graduate and postgraduate researchers who obtained their PhD within the past ten years are invited to submit proposals that explore the different facets of discriminations and inequalities and discuss their human rights impact in relation to the following three sub-themes:
The detailed call for paper can be consulted here.
Applicants whose proposals have been selected will be informed by mid-June 2021.
Final papers, of about 8,000 words in English, to be submitted by selected applicants, will be due by Thursday 30 September 2021.
The Human Rights Week is a major event in Geneva for anyone interested in the current human rights challenges that our world is facing. Organized by the University of Geneva in partnership with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Republic and State of Geneva and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, it consists of a week-long series of events, including conferences, debates, film screenings, exhibitions and artistic performances. The 2021 edition will focus on discrimination and inequalities.
At the Human Rights Week centrepiece, an academic colloquium brings leading experts and practitioners who will explore the different facets of discriminations and inequalities and discuss their human rights impact in our contemporary world.
Our new Working Paper Non-State Actors and Enforced Disappearances: Defining a Path Forward discusses the growing phenomenon of disappearances committed by non-state actors and the need to rethink the current definition of enforced disappearance to address this reality, improve the situation of victims and ensure proper accountability of non-state actors.
In an article published in The Journal of Peasant Studies, our Senior Research Fellow Dr Joanna Bourke Martignoni discusses – on the basis of research carried out at the Geneva Academy – the extent to which a feminist approach makes a difference to the realization of the rights to food, land, decent work, and social security.
This event – co-organized with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) – will discuss the new Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering – also known as the Méndez Principles.
This event will discuss proposals to guide Swiss governmental and civil society activities so that they implement the rights enshrined in UNDROP through their international engagement.
Francisco Proner / Farpa/ CIDH
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
A series of events aimed at discussing contemporary issues and challenges related to the promotion and protection of human rights in Geneva and beyond.