28 September 2022
Register start 18 September 2022
Register end 29 September 2022
In 2017, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW Committee) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) jointly developed General Comment No 3 (22) on ‘the human rights of children in the context of international migration: General Principles’ and General Comment No 4 (23) on ‘States obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination and return’.
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of these two General Comments, this side event organized in cooperation with the CMW Committee and the CRC will commemorate this joint action. This collaboration is an excellent example of cooperation between committees and illustrates the cross-committee and systemic approach recently promoted within the 2020 Treaty Body Review process at the UN General Assembly.
Stakeholders will be invited to comment on the usefulness and practical results of this common document.
This event will also be an opportunity for the two Committees to issue a public statement reminding states of their obligations under the recommendations of the two joint General Comments.
This event will be followed by a reception.
Our Geneva Human Rights Platform organized – along with the Syria Offices of UNFPA, UNDP and OHCHR – a customized training course for UN staff in Syria.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform addressed the issue of digital connectivity in the field of human rights via an expert meeting in the morning and a public discussion in the afternoon.
Francisco Proner / Farpa/ CIDH
This online short course aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
This research aims at taking stock of and contributing to a better understanding of the above-mentioned challenges to the principle of universality of human rights while also questioning their validity. It will identify relevant political and legal arguments and develop counter-narratives that could be instrumental to dealing with and/or overcoming the polarization of negotiations processes at the multilateral level.