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Our Future, Our Voice: Placing children and their rights at the centre of the drive towards a better, greener world

25 November 2020, 15:00-16:30

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will discuss, along with other panelists, children’s rights in the context of the environment, international efforts and youth engagement 

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Visuel de la semaine des droits humains 2020 Event

Semaine des droits humains 2020

23-27 November 2020

La Semaine des droits humains 2020 se penche sur les crises qui s’additionnent donne la parole à celles et ceux qui se mobilisent pour faire respecter les droits de chacun-e.

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Building of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. IHL Talks

Litigating International Humanitarian Law before the European Court of Human Rights

20 November 2020, 12:30-14:00

This online IHL talk aims at shining light on the various angles and actors involved in litigating a case dealing with international humanitarian law before the European Court of Human Rights.

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Mali,  Gao region, Ansongo cercle, Fafa. ICRC dissemination session about international humanitarian law for the army of Mali. IHL Talks

Thinking out of the (Tool)Box: Promoting Implementation of and Respect for International Humanitarian Law

11 November 2020, 18:00-19:30

This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law.

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A farm in Austria Event

Peasants’ Rights in Austria

11 November 2020, 15:00-17:30

This online public conference, co-organized with FIAN Austria, will discuss the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants in Austria.

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DRC: Luwowo is one of several validated mining site that respect CIRGL-RDC norms and guaranties conflict free minerals. Event

New Report Sheds Light on what Governments, Business and the UN need to do in Conflict-Affected Areas: but what’s Next for this Field?

10 November 2020, 16:00-17:30

This online event will discuss the new report of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights on business-related human rights abuse in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

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Ceremony for Colombian Ceasefire Agreement, Havana, June 2016 Event

Taking Armed Non-State Actors Into Account: An Assessment of their Humanitarian Commitments

4 November 2020, 10:00-10:50

This online session during the Geneva Peace Week, co-organized with Geneva Call, will discuss the preliminary results of a research project on two groups that have been involved in peace processes.

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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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Computer code Event

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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