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.
2023 has been a busy and fruitful year for our Geneva Human Rights Platform’s Training Hub which starts 2024 with an enhanced offer.
At a conference at the European Parliament, our Senior Research Fellow Dr Christophe Golay discussed the compatibility of the draft law proposed by the European Commission with the international legal framework protecting the right to food and the rights of peasants.
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UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.