Past Events

Graduation hats Event

2023 Graduation Ceremony

20 October 2023

We look forward to welcoming our graduating students, their friends, families and our professors to the 2023 Graduation Ceremony.

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Closeup of the Meta sign at the entrance to the Meta Platforms headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Human Rights Conversations

A New Human Rights Tribunal in Town? The Oversight Board and the Future of Online Freedom of Expression

18 October 2023, 18:00-19:30

This Human Rights Conversation will explore the extent to which an independent mechanism such as the Meta Oversight Board is akin to a human rights tribunal and the risks that could be linked to delegating such powers to a private authority.

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Cover page of the book Event

The Complementarity Turn: Domestic Justice in the Shadow of International Criminal Tribunals

16 October 2023, 16:00-17:30

In this book launch, Patryk Labuda will discuss with leading experts and practitioners his new book International Criminal Tribunals and Domestic Accountability. In The Court’s Shadow.

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CIVIC SPACE AND SUSTAINABLE PEACE: The critical role of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in advancing sustainable peace and democratic transitions

11 October 2023, 13:15-14:30

This side event will discuss the new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association on the importance of these rights in sustainable peace and democratic transitions.

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Cover page of the book Event

Armed Groups and International Law: A Legal Shadowland

10 October 2023, 12:30-14:30

On the occasion of the launch in Geneva of the volume Armed Groups and International Law. In the Shadowland of Legality and Illegality, panelists will reflect on the status of armed groups within a complex legal landscape.

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Portrait of Professor Hélène Tigroudja Event

Opening Lecture – International Human Rights Courts and Armed Conflicts

9 October 2023, 18:00-21:00

In this opening lecture of the 2023–2024 academic year, Professor Hélène Tigroudja will discuss how UN human rights mechanisms address cases or situations that arise during armed conflicts.

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Peasants’, Rural Workers’ and Other Rural Peoples’ Key Role in Safeguarding the Environment

20 September 2023, 18:00-19:30

Right-holders from affected communities will give testimonies on the impacts of environmental destruction on their communities, talk about their ongoing struggles and challenges, and propose solutions to multiple crises.

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The New Resolution on UNDROP Implementation at the UN Human Rights Council

19 September 2023, 12:00-13:00

Peasants' representatives, Permanent Missions and experts will discuss the creation by the UN Human Rights Council of a new Special Procedure on the rights of peasants.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Event

Ensuring Human Rights in the Face of Current Global Challenges

12 July 2023, 14:00-15:00

On the occasion of UDHR's 75th anniversary, this HRC side event will discuss the relevance of universal human rights to tackling current global challenges.

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Riot police in Chile Event

Breaking the Cycle of Repression Against Activists and Protesters Through Accountability

30 June 2023, 15:30-17:00

The side event to the HRC 53rd session will discuss the various avenues to advance accountability and end impunity for serious abuses committed in the context of exercising the rights to peaceful assembly and association.

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