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22 March 2017, 18:30-20:00

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General Comment on the Right to Life: Update from the UN Human Rights Committee

Geneva Academy Wednesdays

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Following last year successful meeting, discussing the UN Human Rights Committee process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life, and in light of the Committee's March session addressing the subject, we have the pleasure to host once again Professor Sarah Cleveland and Professor Yuval Shany for further discussion, updates and exchange of ideas.

Panelists

Professor Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School and member of the UN Human Rights Committee

Professor Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member of the UN Human Rights Committee

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General Comment on the Right to Life: Update from the UN Human Rights Committee

Following a previous successful meeting, discussing the UN Human Rights Committee process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life, and in light of the Committee's March session addressing the subject, we have hosted once again Professor Sarah Cleveland and Professor Yuval Shany for further discussion, updates and exchange of ideas.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for People with Disabilities

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@geneva-academy.ch

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