Past Events

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Book Launch: A Practical Anatomy of the Human Rights Council

20 October 2020, 12:30-14:00

This book is the outcome of a six-month research fellowship at the Geneva Academy carried out by Eric Tistounet, Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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2020 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

15 October 2020, 09:00-18:00

The 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms and relevant links with national systems, as well as on the effectiveness of these interactions in a number of policy areas.

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New York National Guard Soldiers from the 101st Signal Battalion hand groceries to members of the community at a food distribution point at Hope Community Services in New Rochelle on March 18, 2020. Event

Rights not Charity! True and False Solutions to Hunger and Malnutrition in the U.S.

14 October 2020, 17:00-19:00

This online event – co-organized with FIAN International, WhyHunger, and the Human Rights Clinic at the Miami University School of Law – will reflect on the false and true solutions to ending hunger at its root causes in the U.S.

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The UN @75: Challenges for the New Quarter-Century

30 September 2020, 16:00-18:00

The discussion will focus on issue areas at the heart of the UN’s mandate and where a renewed vision for collective global action is urgently called for: nuclear disarmament, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and human rights.

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SDGs and Human Rights: Leading the way to COVID-19 Response and Recovery

30 September 2020, 15:00-16:30

This webinar will highlight practical experiences and efforts to place human rights standards and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of immediate responses to COVID-19 and of long-term recovery strategies.

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Swiss Counter-Terrorism Laws: What are the Legal and Policy Challenges?

29 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

This panel will discuss the legal and policy challenges of the new Swiss laws in light of international law.

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Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) for the Crimes Committed in Syria, briefs journalists ahead of the first informal debate on the IIIM. Event

Opening Lecture: Navigating a Career in International Law

28 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

In this opening lecture of the academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in Syria, will share her experience on a career in international law.

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Communicating Human Rights: How to Win the Global ‘Battle of Ideas’

9 September 2020, 15:00-16:30

This online event that will discuss the role that communication techniques and strategies can play in the ‘global battle of ideas’ with the world’s populist and nationalist leaders who reject universal values and supranational institutions.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

8 September 2020, 13:00-14:15

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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Reactions to the Consultation Process of the 2020 Treaty Body Review

4 September 2020, 15:00-17:00

This Geneva Academy Friday will discuss the results of the consultation process and allow stakeholders, to react to the areas highlighted by States and in particular by the co-facilitators.

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