Past Events

Gradutation hats thrown in the air Event

2020 Graduation Ceremony

30 October 2020, 18:30-19:45

Due to the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will take place entirely online.

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Launch Event: Joint Initiative on the Digitalization of Conflict

29 October 2020, 10:00-12:00

This panel discussion marks the Launch of our New Research Initiative, carried out jointly by our Swiss IHL Chair Robin Geiß and the ICRC.

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A general view of the Human Right Council. Event

The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

28 October 2020, 15:00-16:30

In this online event, some contributors to the new edition of Philip Alston and Frédéric Mégret’s book ‘The United Nations and Human Rights’ will examine the functions, procedures, and performance of the major UN organs dealing with human rights.

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Right On

Human Rights and the Precarious Condition of Electoral Democracy

28 October 2020, 15:00-16:30

With less than a week remaining to what is likely to be the most contested US presidential election in decades, this webinar will discuss the precarious condition of electoral democracies in these challenging times.

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Celebrating Women in Civil Society and Activism

20 October 2020, 15:00-17:00

This virtual side event will discuss the findings of the new report ‘Celebrating women in civil society and activism’ by Clement N. Voule, UN  Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

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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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Plenary session during the first annual conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform GHRP Annual Conference

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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