This meeting, hosted by TB-Net, the NGO Network on Treaty Bodies, aims to discuss the follow-up to the UN Treaty Bodies and the possible ways to harmonize and streamline it.
TB-Net is a group of NGOs – the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, Child Rights Connect, The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Disability Alliance, IMADR, IWRAW Asia-Pacific and the World Organization against Torture – who work in strategic partnerships with the UN Treaty Bodies to increase the effectiveness and accountability of the human rights system.
Tim Freccia/Enough Project
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2019-2020 academic year) dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM papers – a key output of the programme.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, 18 practitioners will follow the programme in Geneva and 26 online.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will discuss, along with other panelists, children’s rights in the context of the environment, international efforts and youth engagement
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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 online short course will examine the protection afforded by international human rights law in these contexts, with a specific focus on the right to peaceful assembly – which is at the heart of such movements –, and the right to life – which is often violated during such transitional moments.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.