28 September 2022
Register start 18 September 2022
Register end 29 September 2022
In 2017, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW Committee) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) jointly developed General Comment No 3 (22) on ‘the human rights of children in the context of international migration: General Principles’ and General Comment No 4 (23) on ‘States obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination and return’.
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of these two General Comments, this side event organized in cooperation with the CMW Committee and the CRC will commemorate this joint action. This collaboration is an excellent example of cooperation between committees and illustrates the cross-committee and systemic approach recently promoted within the 2020 Treaty Body Review process at the UN General Assembly.
Stakeholders will be invited to comment on the usefulness and practical results of this common document.
This event will also be an opportunity for the two Committees to issue a public statement reminding states of their obligations under the recommendations of the two joint General Comments.
This event will be followed by a reception.
Following Sierra Leone and Grenada, the third and final UN human rights treaty body follow-up review pilot will take place in Fiji with the participation of three Pacific Small Island Developing States, namely Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu.
During a workshop on the application and potential misuse of new and emerging digital technologies, including in law enforcement and the management of peaceful assemblies, academics, law enforcement professionals, human rights lawyers and representatives from international organizations and civil society focused on how best human rights can be protected.
This discussion will look into election processes for UN TBs, the impact of Feminist Foreign Policy on this process, what can we learn from fellow international mechanisms, as well as the inclusion of a vetting process.
UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
This executive course, tailored for Geneva-based diplomats and co-organized with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, addresses the negotiation practices at the multilateral level, by taking the UN Human Rights Council as an example of formal and informal negotiation and decision-making processes by an international intergovernmental body.
This training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work.
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.
After having provided academic support to the negotiation of the UN Declaration for ten years, this research project focuses on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.