This conference at the European Parliament and online aims at discussing the upcoming EU revision on seed marketing and the protection of the rights of peasants. It will reflect on the scope of the legislation (whether it applies to the exchange and sale of seeds by farmers, to seed conservation work, and to the sale to non-professionals), and explore pathways for the registration of varieties and populations adapted to organic and low-input growing conditions.
Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will discuss the exchange and sale of seeds by farmers and peasants and how the EU revision could implement the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants
This conference is hosted by MEPs Martin HÄUSLING (Greens/EFA), Eric ANDRIEU (S&D), Norbert LINS (EPP), Dacian CIOLOS (RENEW) and Anja HAZEKAMP (GUE/NGL), and co-organised by ARCHE NOAH, the Geneva Academy, IFOAM Organics Europe (EU), and Demeter International.
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Interpretation will be provided to and from English, German and French.
This conference at the European Parliament discussed the upcoming EU revision on seed marketing and the protection of the rights of peasants.
Our Geneva Human Rights Platform staff – Chloé Naret, Felix Kirchmeier and Domenico Zipoli – travelled to New York to discuss the future of UN treaty bodies.
In parallel to the 9th session of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Governing Body, the Geneva Academy is contributing to the upcoming negotiations on farmers’ rights with a timely briefing paper.
This online short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This online 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.
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.
This project aims to raise awareness about the complementarity of human rights and development by analyzing the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights and global development goals, namely the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000 and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.
Taylor & Francis