In-Brief No. 5: Negotiation of a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas
This Academy In-Brief was written by Dr. Christophe Golay, Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy).This In-Brief describes the history of the negotiation process at the Human Rights Council, before analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the Advisory Committee’s draft declaration. It goes on to identify agreed language in international documents that could help negotiators to finalize a UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
Training on Leading in the Human Rights Council: Skills for personal effectiveness
(20% Discount Offered to Delegates / Missions in Geneva)
Dates: 2-6 February 2015
Five evening sessions (part-time)
The training will combine some theory, background and insights (about negotiations, the HRC and its functional history) with applied skills and techniques--including best practices and opportunities to enhance personal effectiveness. Sessions will be designed to address cross-cutting issues and will build participant skills through simulation exercises, small group breakouts, and role-playing. Instructors will include those from the Graduate Institute and Geneva Academy, as well as actors working with (or in the domain) of the Human Rights Council.
LL.M.-MAS of Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Applications for the Academic year 2015-2016 are now open!
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