4 November 2019, 11:15-12:30
Register start 23 September 2019
Register end 31 October 2019
In a number of European countries, mass protests have emerged, and in many cases turn into protests cycles, voicing a desperate claim for greater social justice.
In the context of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Special Procedures Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, this event will address the too often obstructed right to legal assistance persons subjected to violence, arrest or detention are entitled to and the challenges encountered in that context. At the vanguard of the protection of the rule of law and social peace, lawyers prevent an iterative cycle of violence, in which physical violence turns into judicial violence.
As the event takes place at the Palais des Nations, you need a UN badge to attend. If you do not have a UN badge, you must register via the UNOG registration system INDICO (registration will open on 30 September) and then regiser to the Geneva Peace Week via their online form. You will then receive a single badge valid from 4 to 8 November 2019 and will be able to attend all events of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week held at the UN Palais des Nations.
Our new publication The Armed Conflict in Israel-Palestine provides an update of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and highlights 2017’s most important developments.
After a reminder on mechanisms established by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional Protocols of 1977, the paper summarily frames the relationship between IHL and international human rights law and assess the competence and practice of political mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well as of universal and regional treaty-based mechanisms.
This event, hosted with the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, will discuss business strategies to identify, analyse and resolve risks for modern slavery in global supply chains.
This short course looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.
This short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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.