Past Events


Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Reimagining Protection for a World in Turmoil

12 June 2023, 14:00-15:30

This event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will discuss the gains made since the UDHR adoption, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights and what the international community needs to do for a better future.

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Localizing SDGs and human rights through the UN Universal Periodic Review

8 June 2023, 13:15-14:15

This side event at the UN Habitat Assembly in Nairobi will discuss how local and regional governments localize the SDGs and fulfil human rights on the ground and their increased international visibility through the UPR.

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Peter Maurer Event

A Conversation with Peter Maurer

6 June 2023, 18:00-20:00

In a conversation with our Director Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Peter Maurer will share insights from his career as the former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Neurotechnology and Neuromodulation - Conceptual Illustration Human Rights Conversations

Neurotechnology and Human Rights

6 June 2023, 10:00-11:30

In this Human Rights Conversation, panelists will discuss the challenges that neurotechnologies raise for the enjoyment of human rights and the current work of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on this issue.

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Cover page of the book Event

Book Launch – Returning foreign fighters: Responses, legal challenges and ways forward

26 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

In this book launch, co-organized with the T.M.C. Asser Institute, the book’s editors will discuss with leading experts and practitioners the state of research in the area of foreign fighters and their return.

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Poster of the documentary Event

Screening of Documentary ‘I am Chance’ by Marc-Henri Wajnberg

17 May 2023, 18:20-20:30

The screening of this multi-award-winning documentary on the realities of street children in Kinshasa will be followed by a panel discussion in the presence of the documentary director.

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Electric Shock Belts, Spiked Batons, and Pepper Spray: Regulating the Trade in Torture Tools

15 May 2023, 16:15-18:00

This public roundtable will appraise the recent UN process on banning the trade in tools of torture and capital punishment and introduce the report of the UN Group of Governmental Experts.

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Cover page of the Commentary Event

Taking Stock: Women’s Rights and Gender-Based Discrimination under Scrutiny at the International Level

12 May 2023, 10:00-12:00

This event marks the publication of the second, fully revised and updated, edition of ‘The UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. A Commentary’.

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Central African Republic,  Bangui. Soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo patrol the Multinational Force of Central African States - Event

Duties to One's Own Population and Combatants in War: Is there an ‘Internal’ Jus in Bello?

11 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

In this talk, Professor Frédéric Mégret will seek to excavate an understanding of IHL as partly about protecting one’s population rather than minimizing harm to ‘other’ populations.

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Cover page of the book Event

Book Launch: Atrocity Crimes, Children and International Criminal Courts

10 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

Based on her book’s findings, the author Professor Cécile Aptel will discuss with leading experts the key issues related to the investigation and prosecution of international crimes affecting children.

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