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
Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Dr Christophe Golay, is a candidate for the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
In an online conference co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, UN-Habitat, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Geneva Cities Hub, around 60 experts exchanged around best practices to ground the development of cities in a human rights framework.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
This online course aims at unpacking the nature and scope of international human rights law in transitional contexts.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.