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.
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.
In 2022, the new Training Hub of the Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) conducted seven training courses – two regular courses and five customized courses – in Geneva, online and in the field.
This event marks the publication of the second, fully revised and updated, edition of ‘The UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. A Commentary’.
This training course will focus on the most efficient human rights mechanisms – at national and international levels – to promote and protect human rights in the private sector and address corporations’ human rights abuses.
This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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.
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.