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.
Ramzi Kaiss comes from Beirut and has been working in the US and Lebanon on issues related to genocide, mass atrocities and memory. Currently enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, he tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Ibrahim Salama is the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He just joined the Geneva Academy as Visiting Fellow and will stay with us until end of 2019.
Panelists will address current legal, policy and operational challenges raised by disasters, providing academic and stakeholders’ perspectives on the role of law in disasters.
This event marks the launch in Geneva of the book International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Practice.
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.
From its adoption to its content and implementation, this training course provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants, as well as tools to protect and promote the rights of peasants, rural women, fisher, pastoralist and nomadic communities, as well as agricultural workers.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy