A Human Rights Mechanisms Lab

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it enables various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.

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Cells in a jail Event

Toward An International Human Right to Claim Innocence

8 March 2024, 13:15-14:45

This event will discuss and analyze the innocence gap in international law and discuss different strategies for achieving greater recognition of an international right to assert claims of factual innocence.

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UNRWA school in Gaza Event

Gaza and the Battle for Humanity: How International Law Provides Meaning to Violence

6 March 2024, 18:00-20:00

At this event co-hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, several UN experts will provide their perspective on what is at stake when framing the ongoing spectacular and slow violence against Palestinians in Gaza. 

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A GHRP training course News

Geneva Human Rights Platform’s Training Hub: Expanding Offerings and Partnerships for 2024

16 February 2024

2023 has been a busy and fruitful year for our Geneva Human Rights Platform’s Training Hub which starts 2024 with an enhanced offer.

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Human Rights Platforms

Initiatives

The GHRP targeted initiatives provide support to Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and inform decisions related to their sustainable functioning.

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Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council

Training Hub

The GHRP Training Hub offers practical training courses on the work and functioning of United Nations human rights mechanisms. It intends to serve as a central hub and federating structure for human rights training courses in Geneva.

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View of the UN Human Rights Committee during a meeting

Newsletter

Subscribe to the GHRP monthly newsletter to stay updated on our activities, as well as on broader discussions and updates related to the work of Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.

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Videos

Neurotechnology and Human Rights

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Human Rights Conversations : To Ban or not to Ban: Religious Symbols and Women’s Rights

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Human Rights Conversation: Child Participation in the work of UN Human Rights Mechanisms