11-12 October 2018
A consultation with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voule, civil society representatives and academics
This consultation, organized in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, will discuss the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association online, including limitations and restrictions, online and offline surveillance, the territorial reach of such measures and their legal implications, as well as responsibilities beyond the primary responsibility of the state.
It will feed into the next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council, which will focus on the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital space.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform (HRP) provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it works to enable various actors to be better connected, break silos, and, hence, advance human rights.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform notably focuses on current human rights challenges related to the digital age.
Information on access will be provided to participants.
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ILO/ Thierry Falise
In this panel discussion, representatives from states, businesses and civil society will share their views and responses on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ Gender Framework and Guidance.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing human rights mechanisms. The 2019 edition will dedicate special attention to plastic pollution.
This research project examines and appraises the impact of innovation and the development of new information technologies on human rights.
UN Photo / Pierre Albouy
This project, launched in 2016, examines different concepts of universality, maps contemporary challenges to the principle of HR universality in the context of specific themes covered by the HRC and discusses the role of the HRC in the promotion and protection of universally guaranteed HR.