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The Rights to Food Sovereignty and to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

10 April 2018

Our new Research Brief The Rights to Food Sovereignty and to Free, Prior and Informed Consent presents the protection of these rights at international, regional and national levels and defines the main elements of the rights that could be included in the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. It will be presented at the 5th session of the intergovernmental working group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas which aims to finalize the UN Declaration.

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Tana Delta region, Kipao village. Haduko benefits of a cash assistance programme of the ICRC for people affected by the drought. The assistance is sent through a mobile money service, and the receiver then makes a cash withdrawal from a mobile money vendo IHL Talks

Cash transfer programming in emergencies: implications for protection, rights and International Humanitarian Law

27 April 2018, 12:30-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the key principles which underpin the selection of cash as the means of assistance and how it aligns with core principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.

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Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Prospects and Challenges

2 May 2018, 18:30-20:00

This Geneva Academy Wednesday proposes to discuss the international law principles governing the threat or use of nuclear weapons, as well as the significance of the nuclear weapons ban treaty for nuclear disarmament.

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Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

Dr Christophe Golay on New Publication: No One Will Be Left Behind

Dr Christophe Golay on New Publication: No One Will Be Left Behind

 The Fight For The Right to Food: What Have We Learned?

The Fight For The Right to Food: What Have We Learned?