Past Events


Agricultural Commercialization, the Right to Food and Gender Equality: Exploring Linkages

13 March 2018, 12:30-13:45

This parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women NGO Forum will explore the gendered impacts of the increasing commercialization of agriculture and land.

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UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Event

IT STAYS WITH YOU: A film and Panel Discussion About Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

12 March 2018, 18:15-20:15

The documentary film ‘It Stays With You’ raises serious questions about the responsibilities of the UN as a result of use of force by UN peacekeepers when carrying out mandated operations.

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Woman holding a smartphone, with a computer at the back Event

Human Rights in Cyber-Space

12 March 2018, 13:30-15:00

This side-event at the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the applicability of existing human rights instruments to activities in cyber-space.

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Cover page of the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict Event

Book Launch: ‘The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict’

1 March 2018, 12:00-13:15

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin will present her new book ‘The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict’, which focuses on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict.

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Separation barrier between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Event


28 February 2018, 12:30-14:00

Michael Sfard, the most prominent Israeli human rights lawyer and author of the book ‘The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights’, will address the current situation of human rights defenders in Israel.

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Slum in Mexico Event

Improving the Human Rights Dimension of the Fight Against Corruption

22-23 February 2018

This international conference, co-organized with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, will provide a venue to discuss how the issue of corruption could be addressed by United Nations Treaty bodies.

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Geneva Consultation on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with Regards to Private Involvement in Education’

5 February 2018, 09:00-14:00

The Geneva Consultation aims to provide an opportunity for discussion on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education’.

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Mexico, two persons walk in th street at night IHL Talks

Armed gang violence: at the crossroad between armed conflict and law enforcement?

13 December 2017, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the political, sociological and legal dimensions of the issue of armed gang violence in Latin America, notably in Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia.

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Histoire et Humanitaire: Penser le temps Long Dans l'Urgence

8 December 2017, 18:30-20:00

Un événement organisé par le Département d'histoire générale de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Genève, avec le soutien du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge et  de l’Académie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains.<

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Training of a member of 34 Squadron, RAF Regiment (UK Defence Forces) Military Briefings


30 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

In order for humanitarian lawyers to be better able to understand the circumstances under which the law of armed conflict applies, they should be aware of the basic tactics involved in modern combat.

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