15 October 2021
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In his new report to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule unpacks challenges and threats facing individuals, communities and organizations exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate action and just transitions. In his report, he notably calls on states to create an enabling environment for civil society addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies, including fostering a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the UNGA 3rd Committee, this online side event – co-organized with OHCHR, ICNL, ECNL, ISHR, DAR Peru, the Geneva Academy, Solidarity Center, EarthRights, and Greenpeace International – will bring together climate justice activists from around the world to discuss report findings and to share key actions to ensure the implementation of its recommendations.
Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Tara Houska, First Nation Couchiching, Founder of Giniw Collective
Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
Lebogang Mulaisi, Congress of South African Trade Unions
Interpretation into Spanish and French available.
Our new working paper analyses the contribution of international human rights mechanisms in preventing and addressing enforced disappearances in the context of international migration.
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The two-day Scientific Colloquium of the 2021 Human Rights Week will explore the different facets of discrimination and inequalities and will discuss their human rights impact in our contemporary world.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.
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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.
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This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.
This research aims at taking stock of and contributing to a better understanding of the above-mentioned challenges to the principle of universality of human rights while also questioning their validity. It will identify relevant political and legal arguments and develop counter-narratives that could be instrumental to dealing with and/or overcoming the polarization of negotiations processes at the multilateral level.