ILO Asia and Pacific
A Special Event at the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
This event, which forms part of the activities of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, is co-organized with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre), CHRAJ-Ghana, Switzerland and Morocco – aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures. Participants will share good practices and their views on the potential and limitations of mainstreaming the anti-corruption and human rights agendas.
This event will also be the occasion to present the Practitioners’ Guide on Human Rights and Countering Corruption, published by the Geneva Academy and the CCPR Centre, to the anti-corruption community: governments, NGOs, experts, practitioners, representatives of international organizations, the media and Nations Human Rights Institutions.
Joshua Niyo is the first recipient of this new prize for his paper ‘Legal Obligations for Armed Non-State Actors: Can IHL and IHRL Learn from Each Other?’.
Lisa Borden, a practising trial lawyer in the US for 30 years and currently enrolled in our LLM tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Robin Geiß, Swiss Chair of IHL at the Geneva Academy, will explore the disruptive potential of new military technologies with a focus on those areas where these technologies could fall through the cracks of the international legal order.
To kick-start discussions at the UN about the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, this expert seminar will consider the growing recognition of this right and will answer the question: is it time for universal recognition at UN-level?
This short course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
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.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.