2-6 July 2018
Application start 14 January 2018
Application end 24 June 2018
Application end / With visa 21 May 2018
Fee: 1530 Swiss Francs
Can we promote environmental protection through existing human rights (HR) mechanisms? What protection does international law afford to ‘climate refugees’? What are the synergies and tensions between the legal protection of HR and the environment?
From the contamination of water bodies to the effects of climate change, the relationship between the protection of HR and environmental conservation is one of the most pressing issues in contemporary international law.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of HR and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing HR mechanisms.
At the end of this course, participants will be:
Lecturers include Geneva Academy experts, renowned academic scholars, as well as senior professionals from international organizations and NGOs.
The course is interactive and participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and visions on the subject. The training sessions include lectures and expert panels, as well as practical examples and case studies. Sessions are designed to enhance knowledge exchange with peers and facilitators.
This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, national environmental and HR institutions, UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as representatives of governments and members of academia.
Participants who successfully complete the training course receive a certificate of participation from the Geneva Academy
The training fee for this five-day programme is 1,530 Swiss Francs (30 percent discount for PhD and master students).
The fee includes tuition costs, course materials, lunch and refreshments during coffee breaks.
The fee is payable as soon as your place has been confirmed.
Places on the training course are limited. Please note that participation can only be secured through the payment of the fee.
All participants are responsible for their own travel costs to Geneva, including Swiss visa fees and evening meals (approximately 30 Swiss Francs per meal).
Participants can request on-campus accommodation via the online application form. Due to the limited places available, accommodation is not guaranteed. Participants seeking on-campus accommodation are encouraged to request it as soon as possible.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.
Venue: Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva
Duration: Monday 2 July February - Friday 6 July 2018, 9:00 –17:30
Language of instruction: English
If you have any questions, please email hrsandenvironment[at]geneva-academy.ch
Adriana Bessa's research areas include the rights of traditional local communities, the draft declaration on the rights of peasants and the right to food.
Villa Moynier 120B Rue de Lausanne Geneva
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
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