Past Events


High Level Panel on the Policing of Assemblies and Human Rights: Freedom of Assembly, Prohibition of Torture and Right to Life

1 May 2017, 18:00-20:00

Panelists will discuss the human rights that are at stake during the policing of assemblies, challenges posed by the use of specific weapons and other means by law enforcement agencies, and the role and potential of the revised Minnesota Protocol.

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Marines with India Battery, the artillery attachment for Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 120 mm towed mortar system, called the Expeditionary Fire Support System. Military Briefings

Regulation of Weapons and their Use in Military Operations

28 April 2017, 17:00-19:00

This fourth Military Briefing will focus on the main principles that govern the choice of means and methods of warfare (international humanitarian law principles and principles of military strategy).

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Picture of the back of a man staring at the window Event

Prévenir la torture en 2017: défis et enjeux

27 April 2017, 18:30-20:00

Débat public organisé avec l’Association pour la Prévention de la Torture (APT), en présence notamment de Nils Melzer, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU contre la torture et titulaire de la Chaire Droits Humains

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Libya, Between Brega and Ras Lanuf. Weaponery destroyed during the fighting Event

General Comment on the Right to Life: Update from the UN Human Rights Committee

22 March 2017, 18:30-20:00

Professors Sarah Cleveland and Yuval Shany will discuss challenges related to the process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life by the UN Human Rights Committee.

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Hyderabad, India, Banner on a building highlighting transfusions for Thalassemia patient Event

Human Rights of Thalassaemia Patients

17 March 2017, 11:00-13:00

A high-level panel aside of the UN Human Rights Council, contextualizing the need to ensure and protect the rights of individuals suffering from thalassaemia with a view towards raising awareness and adopting measures

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Picture of Dilma Roussef at The UN Event

Defending Social Rights in South America

13 March 2017, 12:30-13:30

A public lecture by Dilma Rousseff, former President of Brazil from 2011 until 2016.

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Portrait of Dilma Rousseff Event

International film festival and forum on human rights - Fighting hunger and poverty: the cases of Brazil and India

11 March 2017, 15:00-18:00

A panel discussion with former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on economic and social rights and the fight against hunger and poverty, followed by a film screening.

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Peru, Lima. Training exercice on the use of force and human rights. Simulation of the arrest of a suspect in the street Event

Peaceful protests 101: Exchange on the proper management of assemblies and the use of force

10 March 2017, 13:30-15:00

This side-event, co-organized with the Permanent mission of Switzerland, will further the exchange of views and dialogue on the proper management of peaceful protests, including the use of force, and the role of the Un Human Rights Council.

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The Desert Reconnaissance Battalion Conducts Drill in the Urban Warfare Center Military Briefings

How Does Operational Law Constrain the Use of Force in Military Operations?

8 March 2017, 18:00-19:30

This third Military Briefing aims to untangle the web of rules applicable to the use of lethal force by the military

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Cover page of the book Autonomous Weapons: Law, Ethics, Policy Event

Autonomous Weapon Systems: Ban or Regulate?

1 March 2017, 17:30-19:30

Should autonomous weapon systems be banned at the outset or is it possible to manage and regulate their development to ensure compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law? How to do so?


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