This event, co-organized with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, marks the launch in Geneva of the new book by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights, co-edited with Karinna Fernández, a Chilean human rights lawyer, and Sebastián Smart, PhD in Latin American Studies and Human Rights at University College of London.
Complicidad económica con la dictadura chilena. Un país desigual a la fuerza (LOM Ed., Santiago, 2019) discusses the responsibility of Pinochet’s economic accomplices. It demonstrates, with theoretical arguments and empirical studies that focus on the behaviour of economic actors of the Pinochet´s dictatorship is crucial to achieving basic objectives in terms of justice, memory, reparation, and non-repetition measures.
Panelists will notably discuss the 1978 Antonio Cassese’s report on the role of the lenders in the context of the Chilean dictatorship.
Sandwiches will be served between 12:45 and 13:15
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac
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Ramzi Kaiss comes from Beirut and has been working in the US and Lebanon on issues related to genocide, mass atrocities and memory. Currently enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, he tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.
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 short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.
This research project aims at addressing the challenges – legal and law enforcement – encountered during the management of assemblies and at filling the protection gaps by developing new standards and useful tools.